Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+5.5)
STAPLES Center is the venue where and the Los Angeles Lakers (20-6) will play the Memphis Grizzlies (10-10) on Friday. The line on this contest has Los Angeles as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 227.
The Memphis Grizzlies took the court against the Charlotte Hornets and went home with a win by a final score of 130-114 in their last contest. Memphis ended with a 50.0% FG percentage (47 out of 94) and converted 23 out of their 49 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Grizzlies knocked down 13 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 72.2%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 46 with 19 of them being offensive. They also recorded 34 assists for the matchup as well as having 10 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defense, Memphis let their opponent shoot 54.9% from the floor on 45 of 82 shooting. Charlotte dished out 23 assists and had 11 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Hornets collected 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Charlotte went 83.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 12 shots. They converted 14 out of their 29 shots from long range.
Kyle Anderson is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24:22 mins played and pulled down 2 rebounds. Anderson ended up going 71.4% from the field and totaled 3 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Grizzlies was Dillon Brooks. He collected 2 rebounds and accounted for 4 assists. He ended up shooting 61.5% from the field for the matchup by shooting 8-of-13 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, Brooks played 29:49 minutes.
Memphis will play this game with a mark of 10-10 so far this season. The Grizzlies are connecting on 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (233 of 645) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.0 points per contest (19th in basketball) while hitting 46.2% from the field. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.6 fouls per game. As a team, Memphis is collecting 45.0 boards per contest and has tallied 567 dimes this season, which is 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 16.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.3 fouls. They currently rank 1st in basketball in giving up assists with 514 surrendered so far this year. The Grizzlies defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.2% (815 of 1,728) and they concede 44.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 39.5% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 10th in basketball in PPG allowed (110.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Los Angeles Lakers got the win with a final of 114-113 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Lakers were able to snag 37 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 43 in this matchup. They also stuffed 6 tries while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Thunder earned 23 fouls for the matchup which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They were able to make 20 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 83.3%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Los Angeles buried 10 out of their 35 attempts (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Lakers finished the game shooting 42 for 89 from the field which had them at 47.2%. The Lakers permitted the Thunder to bury 47 out of 100 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.0% in the game. They finished the game shooting 22.6% from downtown by going 7 of 31 and ended up shooting 12 of 14 at the charity stripe (85.7%). In the matter of rebounds, Los Angeles allowed Oklahoma City to collect 46 in total (7 on the offensive side).
LeBron James was important for the Lakers for this contest. He made 9 out of 20 for this game for a field goal rate of 45.0%, which gave him 25 points. James pulled down 6 boards in his 41:03 minutes of time on the court and had 7 assists in the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Los Angeles was Dennis Schröder. He accumulated 19 points in his 38:23 mins played via 5 of 11 from the floor in this matchup. Schröder ended up shooting 45.5% from the floor while contributing 5 dimes and 7 boards.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 20-6 on the year. Los Angeles has scored 2,941 pts so far this season (113.1 per game) and they pull down 45.7 rebounds per game. The Lakers are committing 18.5 fouls every game and they connect on 75.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Lakers are shooting 48.5% from the field, which is ranked 3rd in the league. They are assisting teammates 25.0 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per game. The Lakers are ranked 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed with 105.2. The Los Angeles defense concedes 33.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (281 of 833) and their opponents are connecting on 77.1% of their foul shots. They concede 24.4 assists and 41.8 rebounds every game, ranking them 13th and 4th in the league. They are forcing 14.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the field (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (+5.5)
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