Grizzlies vs. Lakers NBA Playoffs Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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Grizzlies vs. Lakers NBA Playoffs Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 19, 2023

NBA Predictions

Oddsmakers expect LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (43-39) to match up well against Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (51-31). Memphis is a slight 1-point favorite for the game on April 19, 2023. A point total of 225.5 has been set for the game.

Grizzlies vs. Lakers Odds

  • Grizzlies odds to win: -114
  • Lakers odds to win: -106
  • Spread: Grizzlies (-1)
  • Total: 225.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: TNT, BSSE, and SportsNet LA

Who Will Win Grizzlies vs. Lakers?

Grizzlies and Lakers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Grizzlies have a 32-28-4 record against the spread in games they were favored by 1 point or more this season.

The Lakers have a 25-24-2 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 1 point or more.

The Grizzlies and Lakers average 8.6 more points between them than the total of 225.5 for this game.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.1 more points per game (229.6) than this matchup’s over/under of 225.5 points.

The average total the Grizzlies have had in their matchups this season is 4.4 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average total in Los Angeles’ games this year is 8.3 more points than the point total of 225.5 for this outing.

Memphis is 37-41-4 against the spread this season.

The Lakers are 40-39-3 against the spread this season.

Grizzlies Stats & Insights

The Grizzlies’ +323 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.9 points per game) is a result of scoring 116.9 points per game (eighth in the NBA) while allowing 113 per outing (11th in the league).

The Grizzlies come out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 2.2 boards. They are recording 46.6 rebounds per game (second in the league) compared to their opponents’ 44.4 per outing.

Memphis connects on 12 three-pointers per game (16th in the league) at a 35.1% rate (22nd in the NBA), compared to the 13 its opponents make while shooting 35.5% from beyond the arc.

The Grizzlies rank 14th in the NBA with 112.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and second in the league defensively with 108.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

During the 2022-23 season, 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 put up 117.2 points per game (sixth in league) while allowing 116.6 per outing (20th in NBA). They have a +47 scoring differential.

Los Angeles grabs 45.7 rebounds per game (sixth in league), compared to the 44.9 of its opponents.

The Lakers hit 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league), 1.7 fewer than their opponents.

The Lakers’ 111.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 19th in the NBA, and the 111.5 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 14th in the league.

At home, Los Angeles averages 117 points per game. On the road, it scores 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. contributes with 6.7 boards and one assist per game in addition to his 18.6 PPG scoring average.

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 swats three shots per contest.

Lakers Key Players to Watch

James racks up 28.9 points per game. He also contributes 8.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game this season.

Anthony Davis has per-game averages of 25.9 points, 2.6 assists and 12.5 rebounds this season.

Malik Beasley knocks down 2.9 threes per game.

The Lakers’ defensive efforts get a lift from Jarred Vanderbilt (1.1 steals per game) and Davis (two blocks per game).

Grizzlies vs. Lakers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Grizzlies (- 1)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (225.5)

  • Prediction:
    Grizzlies 118 – Lakers 113

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