The Los Angeles Lakers (29-32), are currently on a three-game winning streak. Their opponents tonight, the Memphis Grizzlies (36-23), are coming into tonight’s game off the back of a 112-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
The Grizzlies are 4-3 in their last seven games. Against the Nuggets, the Memphis were led on offense by star point guard Ja Morant with 23 points. The Lakers, meanwhile, most recently got the better of the Dallas Mavericks at 111-108. Power forward/center Anthony Davis led the charge against the Dallas outfit with 30 points.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Match Details
Fixture: Lakers @ Grizzlies
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28, 08:10 p.m. ET
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Injury Report
On the Lakers’ front, point guard D’Angelo Russell is doubtful due to ankle issues. Center Anthony Davis is probable despite a stress injury in his right foot. Small forward LeBron James is out with a foot injury.
On the Grizzlies’ end, center Steven Adams is out due to a knee injury.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Betting Odds and Spreads
|Lakers||+8.5 (-110)||Ov 233.5 (-110)||+290|
|Grizzlies||-8.5 (-110)||Un 233.5 (-110)||-350|
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Starting 5s
Lakers – PG: Dennis Schroder, SG: Malik Beasley, SF: Troy Brown, PF: Jarred Vanderbilt, C: Antony Davis
Grizzlies – PG: Ja Morant, SG: Desmond Bane, SF: Dillon Brooks, PF: Jaren Jackson, C: Xavier Tillman
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Prediction
It’s been a topsy-turvy NBA season for the Lakers thus far. They’ll be coming into tonight without LeBron James while top scorer Anthony Davis will likely play hurt. On offense, the Lakers are currently averaging 113.6 points per game. On defense, the Los Angeles outfit are currently surrendering 114.4 points on average per game. Their current winning streak has been bolstered by solid defensive work both around the rim and at the perimeter of late.
The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are second place in the Western Conference right now. Their latest win saw them decisively trounce the No.1-ranked Denver Nuggets. Prior to the Nuggets win, though, the Memphis outfit have been hit-and-miss for the most part this month. On offense, the Grizzlies are averaging 113.8 points per game whilst surrendering 109.9 per game.
Overall, the Grizzlies are the superior team right now with a healthier line-up and the home court advantage. While the Lakers have shown significant defensive improvements of late, the speed of star point guard Ja Morant in particular will likely be troublesome for them.