Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 1/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Los Angeles Lakers (21-19) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies (26-14) at Crypto.com Arena on Sunday.
The Grizzlies stepped onto the hardwood against the Pistons and walked away with a win by a score of 118-88 in their last contest. Memphis ended the contest having earned a 49.0% FG percentage (48 of 98) and buried 10 out of their 32 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies made 12 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 63.2%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 61 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 31 dimes for the game as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In regard to defending, Memphis allowed 34.3% from the field on 34 of 99 shooting. Detroit earned 39 dimes and had 23 steals in the game. On top of that, Detroit grabbed 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 9 rejections. Detroit finished 76.9% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 13 attempts. They made 10 out of their 44 attempts from three-point range. With respect to personal fouls, the Grizzlies ended up finishing with 18 while the Pistons racked up 11 personal fouls.
Dillon Brooks is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 18 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 25 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Brooks went 47.1% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists.
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Memphis enters this contest with a win-loss record of 26-14 on the season. They turn it over 13.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 48.1 boards per game and has totaled 1,002 dimes this year, which has them ranked 4th in the league in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are connecting on 34.4% on shots from downtown (460 of 1,336) and 74.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.4 points per game (6th in the NBA) while going 45.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Grizzlies have forced 15.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They are ranked 27th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,000 surrendered this season. The Grizzlies are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.2% (1,573 of 3,479) and they surrender 42.6 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 36.4% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 15th in the league in points per game allowed (107.6).
For their last game, the Lakers got the victory with a final of 134-118 when they played the Hawks. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Los Angeles permitted Atlanta to get 41 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 36.1% from beyond the perimeter via 13 out of 36 and finished the contest at 19 of 27 at the free throw line (70.4%). The Lakers allowed the Hawks to bury 43 of their 95 tries from the field which had them sitting at 45.3% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Lakers went 50 for 101 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.5%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Los Angeles buried 17 out of their 41 tries (41.5%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a rate of 89.5%. The Hawks earned 15 fouls in this game which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 14 steals for the game. The Lakers were able to corral 39 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 47 in the game.
LeBron James pitched in for the Lakers for this game. He buried 13 out of 24 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.2%, and had 8 rebounds. James recorded 32 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and had 9 dimes for the matchup.
Los Angeles has a mark of 21-19 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Lakers are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which is 7th in basketball. Los Angeles has totaled 4,473 points for the year (111.8 per contest) and they pull in 45.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.6 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest. The Lakers are committing 20.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.6% from the free throw line.
The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 26th in the league in PPG surrendered with 112.2. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (13th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.0% on 3-point attempts (509 of 1,496) and their opposition makes 75.2% of their free throw shots. They allow 25.3 assists and 47.5 boards every game, which ranks them 26th and 27th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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