The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay perfect at home when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA Western Conference matchup on Tuesday. The Lakers (2-1) are 2-0 at home, while the Grizzlies (1-2) are 0-1 on the road. Tuesday’s tip-off from the Staples Center in Los Angeles is set for 10:30 p.m. ET, and the Grizzlies won two of three games last season against the Lakers. Los Angeles is a 12-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Grizzlies odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 219. Before making any Grizzlies vs. Lakers picks of your own, listen to the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has simulated Grizzlies vs. Lakers 10,000 times. We can tell you it’s leaning under, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. That one is available exclusively at SportsLine.
The model knows Lakers forward LeBron James is averaging 23.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 10 assists per game. James has had his way with Memphis through the years, averaging 25.2 points, eight assists and 7.2 rebounds in 31 games. In three games in 2018-19, James put up an average of 22 points and nine assists and was a rebounding machine with 11.3 boards.
But just because Los Angeles has started the season fast does not guarantee it will cover the Lakers vs. Grizzlies spread on Tuesday night.
That’s because Memphis has had its way with Los Angeles over the past several seasons. The Grizzlies have won four of the last seven games in the series and seven of the past 10 at the Staples Center.
Powering the Grizzlies’ offense is rookie guard Ja Morant, who poured in 30 points and dished out nine assists in a 134-133 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Morant (ankle) is probable against the Lakers, and is averaging 18 points and six assists per game. He is hitting 51.2 percent of his field goals and is 50 percent from three-point range.
So who wins Grizzlies vs. Lakers? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Grizzlies vs. Lakers spread to jump on Tuesday, all from the advanced model that is up more than $ 4,200 on its NBA picks last season, and find out.