Lakers vs Grizzlies: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 3, 2021

Anthony Davis leads the Los Angeles Lakers (4-2) against the Memphis Grizzlies (2-3) after scoring 34 points in a 109-103 win over the Spurs. The Grizzlies are underdogs in the game on Sunday, January 3, 2021, which starts at 6:00 PM ET on FS-SE. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 3, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Grizzlies Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 3

Lakers:
LeBron James: Day To Day (Left Ankle),
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Day To Day (Left Ankle),
Alex Caruso: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Grizzlies:
Xavier Tillman: Day To Day (Patellar Tendinitis),
Jontay Porter: Out (Knee),
Justise Winslow: Out (Hip),
Grayson Allen: Day To Day (Ankle),
Ja Morant: Out (Ankle),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
Killian Tillie: Out (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Grizzlies (+9)

Pick OU:
Under ()

Prediction:
Grizzlies 117 Lakers 111
The spread for this game suggested by the model (6.1 points) is a little bit less than the 9-point edge DraftKings gives to the Lakers, though the data still has them as the favorite.

Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 6 23.8 7.7 7.3 1.2 0.3 2.3
Anthony Davis 5 22.6 8.8 4.0 1.0 0.4 1.4
Dennis Schroder 6 17.2 5.0 4.8 0.7 0.2 1.7
Montrezl Harrell 6 12.3 7.3 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 6 11.8 3.3 1.7 0.3 1.0 2.0

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ points prop over/under for the game is set at 23.5, 0.3 points less than his season average of 23.8.
  • Davis’ rebounding prop over/under for the contest is posted at 8.5 rebounds, 0.3 rebounds lower than his season average of 8.8.
  • James’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots higher than his season average of 2.3.
  • James’ steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals higher than his season average of 1.2.

Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Dillon Brooks 5 19.2 4.2 3.2 2.2 0.2 2.6
Kyle Anderson 5 16.4 9.2 4.0 0.4 0.8 1.8
Jonas Valanciunas 5 15.2 12.0 2.0 0.8 1.0 0.6
Brandon Clarke 5 11.0 4.8 1.4 0.4 0.8 0.4
Gorgui Dieng 5 9.6 4.4 1.0 0.6 1.0 1.4

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Dillon Brooks’ points prop total for the game is set at 19.5, 0.3 points greater than his season average of 19.2.
  • Jonas Valanciunas’ rebounding prop over/under for the game is posted at 13.5 rebounds, 1.5 rebounds higher than his season average of 12.0.
  • Brooks’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
  • Gorgui Dieng’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.5 blocks lower than his season average of 1.0.

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers are shooting 50.2% from the field this season, 4.4 percentage points higher than the 45.8% the Grizzlies allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles has a 3-2 record against the spread and a 3-2 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 45.8% from the field.
  • Memphis’ record is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall when its opponents make more than 50.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Grizzlies are shooting 45% from the field, 0.4% higher than the 44.6% the Lakers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Memphis has a 1-1 record against the spread and a 1-1 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 44.6% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 45% from the field.
  • The Lakers shoot 41.8% from three-point range, six% higher than the 35.8% the Grizzlies allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles has collected a 3-2 record against the spread and a 4-1 straight-up record in games this season when the team makes more than 35.8% of its three-point shots.
  • Memphis has put up a 2-3 against the spread while going 2-3 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 41.8% from downtown.
  • The Grizzlies are making 32.7% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 1.4 percentage points fewer than the 34.1% the Lakers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Memphis is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall when shooting over 34.1% as a team from three-point range.
  • Los Angeles is 1-0 ATS and 1-0 overall in games it shoots over 32.7% from deep.
  • The Lakers hit 13.2 three-pointers per game this season, two more made shots on average than the 11.2 per game the Grizzlies give up.
  • When Los Angeles makes more threes than its opponents, it is 3-1 against the spread and 4-0 overall. When Memphis is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 1-1 ATS and 1-1 straight up.
  • The Grizzlies are the 22nd-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Lakers give up the 14th-fewest makes from deep.

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Lakers vs Grizzlies Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Grizzlies AVG Grizzlies Rank
3rd 118.5 Points Scored 112.4 11th
9th 107.8 Points Allowed 116.6 25th
7th 48.3 Rebounds 47.6 3rd
14th 9.8 Off. Rebounds 10.8 12th
10th 13.2 3pt Made 11.2 22nd
6th 26.5 Assists 25.4 10th
24th 16 Turnovers 15.4 20th

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