Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Tips 2/25/2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, February 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 29-30. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.3 as they average 112.3 points per contest while giving up 113.6 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 23-38. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 100.8 points per contest and give up 104.0, which is a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-31-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 23-35-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-33-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-36-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Kyle Kuzma averages 19.1 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Avery Bradley averages 8.8 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Mike Conley averages 20.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 112.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.1 per game. The Lakers allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the league with 100.8 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Grizzlies are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Grizzlies surrender 104.0 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 6th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies were 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game last season.
The Lakers are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 11th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Memphis is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -6.5
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