Grizzlies vs Lakers Pick: Friday, February 12th

Grizzlies vs Lakers Pick: Friday, February 12th: Memphis managed to end a four-game losing streak against the Hornets on Thursday night, defeating Charlotte by a score of 130-114. The Grizzlies are now 6-4 in their last 10 games, and have outscored their opponents by an average of 116.5 to 113.8 in that stretch. The Memphis now pack their bags and head west to face the Lakers, in a rare ‘home to road’ second half of a back to back.

The Lakers have won 8 of their last 10, and are coming off back-to-back-to-back overtime wins, after defeating the Pistons in OT on Sunday, the Thunder in OT on Tuesday, and the Thunder again last night in OT in a squeaky 114-113 game. This is a Lakers team that is living up to their pre-season expectations, if not exceeding them.  This is a team that is rated the second-best defensive unit in basketball, allowing just 105.2 points per game, all while remaining a better than average offense, putting up 113.1 points per game. The Lake-show is led, of course, by LeBron James, who is making his case for becoming the runaway candidate for NBA MVP this season. LeBron has averaged 25.5 points per game in 26 games played and leads the team in assists with 7.9. His partner in crime Anthony Davis is not too far behind him, averaging 22.2 points per game in 21 games played, and leads the team in rebounds with 8.6 per game.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Odds

NBA Opening Odds Spread
Grizzlies +7.5
Lakers -7.5
Total 221.5
Where/When Staples Center | 10:00 PM ET

The Grizzlies have trended heavily to the ‘Over’ as of late, with 6 of their last 7 games reaching beyond the betting total. Situationally, this game looks like a dead over spot for the Grizzlies, who are 4-0 to the Over in their last 4 as a dog, 4-0 to the Over in their last 4 as a road dog, and 5-0 to the Over in their last 5 road games.

Despite coming into this game firing on all cylinders, the Lakers are due for some regression, especially when coming off three games in a row that have gone to extra time. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games when playing with just one day off, and have failed to avoid stringing back to back ATS losses together in 5 of their last 6 attempts.

These teams have historically played to a long stretch of Unders.  In fact, dating all the way back to March of 2018, the Grizzlies and the Lakers are on a 10-0 streak to the Under, with only 3 of those games seeing both teams reach over 100 points.

Grizzlies vs Lakers ATS Stats

NBA Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Grizzlies 11-9-0 +1.6
Lakers 12-14-0 +0.4

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