The Grizzlies have been red-hot in recent games despite Ja Morant being out. Memphis lost its first game without Morant on Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks. Prior to that, Memphis won five games in a row.
The Grizzlies are 14-11 on the season while the Lakers are 13-12. Laker fans are certainly hoping that the big win over the Celtics can propel the team into a big run that puts the team in a better position for a high seed in the playoffs.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Grizzlies odds, spread, over/under:
According to WynnBET, the Los Angeles Lakers enter this game as 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Grizzlies. This makes the Lakers a -160 moneyline favorite while the Grizzlies are a +140 moneyline underdog.
The over/under for the game has been placed at 223.5 points.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Grizzlies prediction:
While the Grizzlies got red-hot without Ja Morant and certainly have some gritty players that keep them close in games, it is hard to pick against the Lakers in this one. Sure, the team is dealing with a road back-to-back but this is the first leg of that back-to-back. The Grizzlies are the ones dealing with the second leg of a back-to-back.
Plus, we are starting to see Russell Westbrook play better basketball. While that does not magically make the Westbrook trade a good one, he is trending in the right direction and this is exactly what the Lakers traded for him: to win games like this without LeBron having to go insane every night.
LeBron is healthy and Anthony Davis has a good size matchup against the Grizzlies. This really should not be a game that the Lakers lose, although as we have seen this year, the team loses plenty of games that they should win.
I am taking Lakers -3.5 and over 223.5 points with a final score prediction of Lakers 117, Grizzlies 110.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Grizzlies TV channel:
This is not a nationally televised game so fans in the Los Angeles market can watch the game on Spectrum SportsNet.
Los Angeles Lakers schedule and upcoming games:
As previously mentioned, the Lakers have the second leg of a road back-to-back on Friday as they will jump on a plane and take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
From there, the Lakers will return home for one game as they host the Orlando Magic before embarking on a three-game Midwest road trip.