Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies: NBA Odds and Predictions
The Los Angeles Lakers is set to face the challenge of Memphis Grizzlies on 13th February at the Staples Center. The Grizzlies have a lot to ponder about, after being constantly faced by defeats in the recent past, that has derailed their journey. The side would be hoping for some redemption in the coming games.
On the other hand, the giant Lakers have little to worry about after notching up important wins against Thunder and are looking to repeat the same heroics on Friday. Even though the Lakers are favored in the odds and predictions, Grizzlies would do everything they can to pull off an upset in this away fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies: NBA Odds and Predictions Summary
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies: NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
LeBron James who is the main forward for the side has been a clear match winner averaging 25.6 points per game in addition to 8 assists.
His partner Anthony Davis will probably not play against Grizzlies due to Achilles Tendinosis. Kyle Kuzma has done a decent job with his limited capabilities as he pitched in with 15 points and 9 rebounds against Thunder.
Dennis Schroder has stepped up with some of his teammates benched due to injury concerns. He scored 19 points in his last outing.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who plays as the shooting guard has a field goal percentage of 46.9 and a free throw percentage of 84.
Kyle Anderson is the small forward in the side with an overall rating of 86 and average of 12.7 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 27 points along with 3 assists in just 24 minutes.
Ja Morant is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 46.5% and a 3-pointer conversion of 27.8% so far. He was the prime contributor for the side against Hornets with 15 points and 11 assists.
Jonas Valanciunas who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 15.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game in his career. Brandon Clarke is another important forward who averages close to 13.3 points in every outing.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies: NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Lakers have punched above their weights despite injury concerns and COVID restrictions to stay in the hunt. Despite starting on the wrong foot, they are still one of the most favorites to lift the NBA title.
They are currently enjoying a 6-match winning streak with wins against big teams like Nuggets, Celtics, Hawks and Thunder. They have currently occupied the 2nd spot in the Western conference with 20 victories and 6 defeats in their campaign. A win on Friday night will take them closer to that much desired top spot.
The Memphis Grizzlies have had a mixed bag so far with some dominating victories and unexpected losses.
They had to wait until the 3rd game to grab their first win against Nets. From then on, it was a roller coaster ride filled with inconsistencies. In the last five outings, they have hit a roadblock struggling to capitalize on the momentum as they lost 4 close games with the only victory against Hornets in their last appearance.
They are currently struggling in 10th place with 10 victories and 10 losses apiece in the Western conference.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies: NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (94 games): Grizzlies – 35 wins, Lakers – 59 wins.
Previous meeting: Lakers won 94-92 on 5th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies: NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright predictions
The odds for this particular game between Lakers and Grizzlies will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Lakers are en-route to win yet another NBA championship whereas their opponents Grizzlies are not in a very good position to make further inroads.