Grizzlies vs. Lakers NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 16, 2023

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Grizzlies vs. Lakers NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 16, 2023

NBA Predictions

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (51-31) will look to fend off LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers (43-39) on April 16, 2023. The Grizzlies are a 4-point favorite. The game features an over/under of 228.

Grizzlies vs. Lakers Odds

  • Grizzlies odds to win: -176
  • Lakers odds to win: +149
  • Spread: Grizzlies (-4)
  • Total: 228

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET
  • Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: ABC

Who Will Win Grizzlies vs. Lakers?

Grizzlies and Lakers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 4 points or more, the Grizzlies have a 23-19-4 record against the spread.

In games this season in which they were an underdog by 4 points or more, the Lakers have a 12-18-2 record against the spread.

Between them, these two teams average 6.1 more points per game (234.1) than this game’s over/under (228).

Memphis and Los Angeles have seen its opponents average a combined 1.6 more points per game than the over/under of 228 set in this matchup.

The Grizzlies’ average point total in matchups this year is 229.9, 1.9 points higher than the over/under in this game.

The average total in Los Angeles’ games this season is 5.8 more points than the point total of 228 in this outing.

So far this season, Memphis has compiled a 37-41-4 record against the spread.

The Lakers are 40-39-3 ATS this year.

Grizzlies Stats & Insights

The Grizzlies average 116.9 points per game (eighth in the league) while allowing 113 per contest (11th in the NBA). They have a +323 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 3.9 points per game.

The Grizzlies rank second in the league at 46.6 rebounds per game. That’s 2.2 more than the 44.4 their opponents average.

Memphis connects on 12 three-pointers per game (16th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 13. It shoots 35.1% from deep while its opponents hit 35.5% from long range.

The Grizzlies’ 112.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 14th in the NBA, and the 108.3 points they allow per 100 possessions rank second in the league.

So far in the 2022-23 campaign, the Grizzlies score 5.8 more points per home game on average than on the road (119.8 at home, 114 on the road), but are allowing 7.6 fewer points per home game compared to road games (109.2 at home, 116.8 on the road).

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers have a +47 scoring differential, putting up 117.2 points per game (sixth in league) and conceding 116.6 (20th in NBA).

Los Angeles ranks sixth in the league at 45.7 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 44.9 its opponents average.

The Lakers make 1.7 fewer threes per contest than the opposition, 10.8 (24th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.5.

The Lakers rank 19th in the NBA with 111.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and 14th defensively with 111.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home, Los Angeles scores 117 points per game. On the road, it averages 117.3.

Grizzlies Key Players to Watch

Morant leads active Grizzlies’ players in points and assists per game, scoring 26.2 points and distributing 8.1 assists.

Jaren Jackson Jr.’s averages this season are 18.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and one assist per game.

Desmond Bane makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Grizzlies, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.

Tyus Jones averages one steal per game, while Jackson records three rejections per contest.

Lakers Key Players to Watch

James scores 28.9 points per game. He also adds 8.3 rebounds per outing and 6.8 assists per contest.

This season, Anthony Davis is averaging 25.9 points, 2.6 assists and 12.5 rebounds per game.

Malik Beasley averages 2.9 made threes per game.

The Lakers’ defensive effort gets a boost from Jarred Vanderbilt (1.1 steals per game) and Davis (two blocks per game).

Grizzlies vs. Lakers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Grizzlies (- 4)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (228)

  • Prediction:
    Grizzlies 119 – Lakers 113

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