Tuesday night’s matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies is set to be a thrilling encounter as both teams look to improve their Western Conference standings. The Lakers have won three straight games, while the Grizzlies have won five of their past ten, making for an intriguing clash at the FedEx Forum.
The Grizzlies’ Jake LaRavia is questionable for Tuesday’s game due to back soreness, while Steven Adams is still out with a knee injury.
In addition, the Lakers will be without superstar LeBron James, who is expected to miss at least two to three weeks due to a foot injury. Meanwhile, Anthony Davis is day-to-day, and D’Angelo Russell is doubtful for Tuesday’s game due to an ankle injury.
Our NBA sports handicapper predicts that the Memphis Grizzlies will come out on top in this game with a final score of 122-114.
Our recommendation is to avoid the moneyline in this matchup. Although the Grizzlies are favored to win at home, the Lakers have shown they can compete without James, making this a difficult bet.
Against The Spread:
Our recommended bet for this game is to take the Grizzlies at -9.5. Despite James’ absence, the Lakers still have some quality players in Davis, Vanderbilt, Beasley, and Schroder. However, the Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their past four games against teams with winning records, while the Lakers are 1-3 ATS in their last four games overall.
Our recommended wager for this game is to take the OVER 231.5. Although both teams rank among the top six in pace this season, James’ absence will likely cause the game to slow down. The Grizzlies are currently 6-1 to the Under in their past seven home games, while the Lakers are 5-1 to the Under overall in their last six games. However, we still believe the total points will exceed 231.5 in this game.