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(42-34) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers (21-54)
It’s a Western conference showdown on Sunday afternoon at the STAPLES Center. The Memphis Grizzlies start a two game road trip when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers.
This a match up between two teams who play two completely different styles of play. This is the third meeting of the year between the two teams. Each team has won the previous match up on their home floor.
The Memphis Grizzlies have had a successful season so far, and come into this game in seventh place in the Western Conference standings.
They are only 1.5 games behind the Thunder who sit in sixth place in the conference, so there is a chance if they finish the season strong they could be the six seed.
After a four game losing streak the Grizzlies come into this game having won their last two games over the Pacers and the Mavericks.
Against the Pacers they scored 110 points which is a very good sign for the Grizzlies. During their four game losing streak they really had problems scoring so it was a very positive sign that they can still score above 100 points.
To win this game it’s all going to come down to the defensive side of the floor. The Lakers are young but they can put up a ton of points in a hurry.
They need to try and slow down the pace in this game and really make this a half court game. The lower the scoring the game the better the chance for the Grizzlies.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are in full tank mode and aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. The have shut down most of their veteran players “to get more playing time for their younger guys,” which is a nice way of saying we are trying to lose.
It’s no surprise to anyone that the Lakers have lost 9 of their last ten games. The biggest problem this team has had is closing out games. In so many games this year the Lakers have had leads heading into the fourth quarter but then lose at the end.
To win this game the Lakers are going to need to find a way to push the pace in this game. If this game is at a slow pace the Lakers will have no chance.
They need to try and get it to be an up and down game and they will a fighting chance to win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MEM are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Sun. games
- MEM are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Over is 7-1 in LAL last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 10-2 in LAL last 12 overall.
- LAL are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
This game is going to come down to the pace of play the game is played at. I think the team that will control the pace is the Memphis Grizzlies.
They are too good on the defensive side of the floor and that will be the difference.
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I think the Grizzlies will win and move closer to the six seed in the Western Conference.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Grizzlies 107 – Lakers 101
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