Sunday, December 27, 2015
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, December 27, 2015. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-25 and a road record of 3-16. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.9 as they are averaging 96.2 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 16-15 and a home record of 9-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of -3.8.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Zach Randolph averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 96.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Lakers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Memphis averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.7 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-19-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-17-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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