Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 15-9. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 2.0 as they average 113.1 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 14-9. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 104.0 points per contest and give up 102.3, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 10-13-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-9-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/06/18 SF Brandon Ingram Ankle is out Friday vs San Antonio & Saturday vs
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/23/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is out indefinitely
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
LeBron James averages 28.4 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Mike Conley averages 21.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jaren Jackson averages 13.9 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Los Angeles averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 102.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.6 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game. Memphis is 27th in the league with 104.0 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Grizzlies are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Lakers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 9th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Memphis is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 5th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +1
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