The Memphis Grizzlies will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday at the Staples Center. The Lakers have had the look of a team in disarray early this season, encapsulated by a confrontation between Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard on the team's bench against Phoenix on Friday. The Grizzlies have been red-hot to start the season, and are coming off an impressive 120-114 win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
Los Angeles is favored by five points in the latest Lakers vs. Grizzlies odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 224.5. Before entering any Grizzlies vs. Lakers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Lakers vs. Grizzlies spread: Lakers -5
- Lakers vs. Grizzlies over-under: 224.5 points
What you need to know about the Lakers
The Lakers came up short against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, falling 115-105. Los Angeles was down 94-67 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. A silver lining for the Lakers was the play of Davis, who dropped a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Through their first two games, the Lakers have actually made the fourth-most 3-point field goals in the NBA. However, they rank just 17th in points per game, with 109.5. Something that has plagued Los Angeles early on has been its turnovers; the Lakers had 18 in their season-opener and 16 in the loss to the Suns. Despite the disappointing results, LeBron James has been on top of his game to start the year, and is averaging 29.5 points through his first two outings.
What you need to know about the Grizzlies
Memphis center Steven Adams led the charge in Saturday's win against the Clippers, and finished with 17 points and five assists in addition to nine boards. Ja Morant is off to a blistering pace on offense to start the year as well, and has averaged 32.5 points in his first two games.
Memphis' victory dropped the Clippers down to 0-2. Memphis was just 1-2 overall in games played at the Staples Center last season, and already has a chance to better that margin with a second consecutive win on Sunday. Two other youngsters to keep an eye on are guards De'Anthony Melton and Desmond Bane. The 23-year-olds both averaged just over nine points per game last season but are both averaging over 20 points per game to start the 2021-22 season.
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