Lakers vs. Grizzlies NBA Playoffs Game 3 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Lakers vs. Grizzlies NBA Playoffs Game 3 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 22, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers (43-39) are a 5-point favorite against the Memphis Grizzlies (51-31) on April 22, 2023. A point total of 220.5 is set for the game.

Lakers vs. Grizzlies Odds

  • Lakers odds to win: -205
  • Grizzlies odds to win: +171
  • Spread: Lakers (-5)
  • Total: 220.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: ESPN, SportsNet LA, and BSSE

Who Will Win Lakers vs. Grizzlies?

Lakers and Grizzlies Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games they have played as at least 5-point favorites this season, the Lakers are 9-4-1 against the spread.

In games they have played as at least 5-point underdogs this season, the Grizzlies are 1-5 against the spread.

The Lakers and the Grizzlies combine to average 13.6 more points per game than the total of 220.5 set for this matchup.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 9.1 more points per game (229.6) than this game’s total of 220.5 points.

The average total the Lakers have had set in games this season is 13.3 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average total in Memphis’ games this year is 9.4 more points than the point total of 220.5 for this outing.

Los Angeles has a 40-39-3 record against the spread this season.

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

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers score 117.2 points per game (sixth in the NBA) and give up 116.6 (20th in the league) for a +47 scoring differential overall.

The Lakers rank sixth in the NBA at 45.7 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 44.9 their opponents average.

Los Angeles hits 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league), 1.7 fewer than its opponents (12.5).

The Lakers average 111.8 points per 100 possessions (19th in the league), while allowing 111.5 points per 100 possessions (14th in the NBA).

The Lakers have been slightly worse offensively at home, where they score 117.0 points per game, compared to road games, where they score 117.3 per game. Defensively, they are much better in home games, where they concede 113.8 points per game, versus on the road, where they let their opponents to score 119.4 per game.

Grizzlies Stats & Insights

The Grizzlies outscore opponents by 3.9 points per game (posting 116.9 points per game, eighth in league, and allowing 113.0 per contest, 11th in NBA) and have a +323 scoring differential.

The 46.6 rebounds per game Memphis accumulates rank second in the league, 2.2 more than the 44.4 its opponents grab.

The Grizzlies hit 12.0 three-pointers per game (16th in the league), while their opponents have made 13.0 on average.

The Grizzlies record 112.3 points per 100 possessions (14th in league), while giving up 108.3 points per 100 possessions (second in NBA).

In 2022-23 Memphis is averaging 5.8 more points per game at home (119.8) than away (114.0).

Lakers Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Lakers this season is LeBron James (among active players), who averages 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game.

D’Angelo Russell is averaging 17.8 points, 6.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds a game, while Anthony Davis adds 25.9 points, 2.6 assists and 12.5 rebounds per contest.

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

Jarred Vanderbilt averages 1.1 steals per game, while Davis swats 2.0 shots per contest.

Grizzlies Key Players to Watch

The Grizzlies go-to guy, Ja Morant, leads active Grizzlies players in both scoring (26.2 points per game) and assists (8.1 assists per game).

Jaren Jackson Jr. has per-game averages of 18.6 points, 1.0 assist and 6.7 rebounds this season.

Desmond Bane makes 2.9 treys per game.

The Grizzlies’ defensive efforts get a boost from Tyus Jones (1.0 steal per game) and Jackson (3.0 blocks per game).

Lakers vs. Grizzlies Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Grizzlies (+ 5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (220.5)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 116 – Grizzlies 115

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