Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -8
FedExForum is the site where Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (5-9, 4th in the Southwest Division) will play the Los Angeles Lakers (12-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Los Angeles as 8 point favorites. The total is set at 222.
The Lakers are covering the spread 64.3% of the time, having gone 9-5-0 ATS. Memphis is covering 35.7% of the time, going 5-9-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/21/2019 Anthony Davis PF Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/21/2019 Alex Caruso SG Calf Game Time Decision
11/21/2019 Avery Bradley PG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/2019 John Konchar SG Calf Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Grayson Allen SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. LeBron James averages 25.0 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.1 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Ja Morant averages 18.5 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jaren Jackson averages 14.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.1 per game. The Lakers allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 17th in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.9. The Grizzlies are 7th in turnovers per game with 16.9. The Grizzlies surrender 118.4 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Lakers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 1st. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Memphis is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.7, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 26th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +8
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