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Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/20/2023 Best Picks, Previews and Game Forecast

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/20/2023 Best Picks, Previews and Game Forecast

The stage is set for an epic showdown as the Memphis Grizzlies, riding a hot streak of 11 straight wins, head to the Arena in California to take on the powerhouse Los Angeles Lakers. It’s sure to be a fierce battle as the Grizzlies look to continue their winning ways and extend their streak to 12 matches. Led by the scoring prowess of Desmond Bane, who lit up the court with 25 points in their last game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Grizzlies will be ready to take on the Lakers. With a collective field goal percentage of 45.4% and a 3-point percentage of 32.4%, the Grizzlies will be a force to be reckoned with. They’ll also be looking to improve on their defensive statistics, after giving up 17 fast break points and 26 points off turnovers in their last game. But with 42 rebounds, 22 assists, 10 steals, and 7 blocks, the Grizzlies are sure to put up a tough fight. Will the Grizzlies be able to extend their winning streak against the Lakers or will the Lakers claim victory in this exciting match-up? Only one thing is for sure, it’s going to be an intense game that you won’t want to miss!

Memphis comes into this contest with a record of 31-13 this year. They are averaging 117.5 points per game (5th in the NBA) while connecting on 47.3% from the field. The Grizzlies are connecting on 35.1% of 3-pointers (509 of 1,451) and 71.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis is pulling down 49.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,113 dimes this season, which is 15th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.2 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.8 personal fouls per game.

  • The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 matches with the LA Lakers.
  • Memphis is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Memphis’ last 11 games on the road against the Lakers.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/20/2023 Best Picks, Previews and Game Forecast

The last time the LA Lakers took the hardwood, they took a loss by a score of 116-111 against the Kings. The Lakers were able to haul 30 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 36 for the contest. They made six turnovers while recording 9 steals for this contest. The Kings had 14 personal fouls in this contest which got the Lakers to the free-throw line for 18 tries. 

The LA Lakers are 4-6 in their last 14 matches of the season, last at 20-25 in the Pacific Division, and 13th in the Western Conference. The team is scoring 116.9 ppg this season while shooting 48.6% from the field, 33.7% from beyond the arc, and 79.3% from the line for FTs. They also turn the ball over 13.7 times a game while generating 44.7 rebounds, 25 assists, 6.6 steals, and 4.7 blocks. LeBron James leads the LA Lakers in scoring with an average of 29.8 ppg while also pulling down 8.4 rebounds and dishing out seven assists.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 12 of the LA Lakers’ last 15 matches with the Grizzlies.
  • The total remained UNDER in 6 of the Los Angeles Lakers’ last 9 games at home.
  • The Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick for this game is the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis will pick up its 12th consecutive victory on Friday when visiting the Los Angeles Lakers, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in 12 of the last 15 games played head-to-head between Memphis and Los Angeles. in addition, the UNDER has cashed in four of the Lakers’ last five overall and in six of the Lakers’ last nine played on their home court. Final Score Prediction, Memphis Grizzlies win our best play is UNDER 111-107. The Memphis Grizzlies will win to a predicted score of 126-117.

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Arena, CA

Date: Friday, January 20, 2023


NBA Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -7

NBA Totals: 244

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