Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/24/2021

by James Q

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/24/2021


Game Time: 9:30 PM ET, Sunday, October 24th, 2021 
Venue:  Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Where to Watch: Local Cable, NBA League Pass (out of market)

Opening NCAAF Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Spread:   Lakers -6 :  O/U: 221 
BetMGM:  Spread:   Lakers -6:  O/U: 221

Season Record

Grizzlies: 1-0
Lakers: 0-2

The Grizzlies have a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night before they play this game so they could be on a two-game winning streak before meeting the winless Los Angeles Lakers.  Tonight’s game aside the Grizzlies have a tough squad this year all dependent on the play of young star Ja Morant.  He leads a core of starters that could all grow into special NBA basketball players (except Steven Adams who already is what he will forever be, a very physically strong middle of the pack starting center). To open the season the Grizzlies beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-121.  They should have and almost everyone else will beat the Cavaliers this season.

The Lakers are a mess. They are shooting a low percentage, struggling with free throws, and have lost to two straight opponents. The Lakers lost to the Golden State Warriors 121-114 and the Phoenix Suns 115-105.  They have an entirely new team from last season having picked up 9 players as 9 players went out the door.  Yet what you see on the court should still revolve around LeBron James and Anthony Davis.  They will remember this Sunday night.

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Grizzlies vs Lakers Preview and Analysis. 

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Offensive Analysis

The Grizzlies are 2nd in ppg but they have only played 1 game as of print time.  This will change after tonight and after the weekend.  They did, however play the Cavaliers tough.

The Lakers are 18th in points per game, 13th in 3-point shooting percentage, and 26th in free throw percentage.  They are missing some young guys from the lineup that usually hit a few shots from the arc. It’s a long season  ahead.


Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 

Our prediction for Sunday, October 24th is… Lakers 120 - Grizzlies 112


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NCAAF Betting Trends

The Lakers are 4-3 ATS versus the Grizzlies over the last 3 seasons.
The Lakers are 3-0 ATS versus the Grizzlies AT HOME over the last 3 seasons.
2-3 games in this series (Lakers at HOME) have gone UNDER in the last 3 seasons.


Injury Report:
Grizz: SG Dillon Brooks (hand) Out indefinitely
Lakers: PG Kendrick Nunn (knee) Out indefinitely  ** SG Wayne Ellington (hammy) Quest
 SG Talen Horton-Tucker (thumb) Out indefinitely ** SF Trevor Ariza (ankle) Out indefinitely

Starting Lineups

Grizzlies:  PG Ja Morant, SG DeAnthony Melton, SF Desmond Bane, PF Jaren Jackson Jr, C Steven Adams

Lakers: PG Russell Westbrook, SG Malik Monk, SF Kent Bazemore, PF LeBron James, C Anthony Davis

 

Statistical Leaders 

Lakers:
Points: LeBron James 29.5
Rebounds: Anthony Davis 12.5
Assists: Russell Westbrook 6.5
Steals: LeBron James 1.5
Blocks: Anthony Davis 2

Grizzlies:
Points: Ja Morant 37
Rebounds: Steven Adams 14
Assists: Ja Morant 6
Steals: Kyle Anderson 2
Blocks: Jaren Jackson Jr 4

 

Coaches:

Memphis:  Taylor Jenkins
Lakers: Frank Vogel








 


James Q

About the Author:

James Q. has been involved with sports and gambling his entire life. A former division 1 scholarship basketball player, James understands sports (and especially basketball) inside-and-out. Following his basketball playing days, James parlayed his gambling skills into a semi-pro poker career. James resides in Los Angeles, and especially loves the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, and Los Angeles Dodgers. And when he isn't betting on sports (and writing about it), James can be found performing stand-up comedy on the Sunset Strip.

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