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LA Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies: Prediction (Mar 27, 2024)

LA Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies: Prediction (Mar 27, 2024)

The LA Lakers will face the Memphis Grizzlies on March 27 (Wednesday) at the FedExForum. This will be the third meeting between the two teams this season, with them splitting the previous two matchups. Memphis won the last matchup 127-113 in January. It was a close contest, with the teams tied entering the final minutes. However, it was the Grizzlies that came out on top in the fourth quarter to take the victory. Jaren Jackson scored 31 points, while Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Marcus Smart scored over 20 points. 

 

Preview 

The Lakers look in a much different form than in January. They have good consistency, form and a stable lineup. LA has won nine out of their 13 games and is on a four-game streak. The Lakers are currently in 9th place in the Western Conference with a 40-32 record. They boast a fourth best offense and defense rating. Their offense has been decisive because of improved shooting. 

On the other hand, the Grizzlies haven’t improved much since their win over the Lakers in January. They are 12-25 since then, with Ja Morant and Desmond Bane catching injuries. With 10 games left, the Grizzlies are out of playoff contention. They are currently in 13th place in the Western Conference with a 24–48 record. Memphis is 2-7 in their last nine games. They will be without Ja Morant, Marcus Smart, Luke Kennard, Derrick Rose, Yuta Watanabe and Ziaire Williams in the upcoming contest. 

 

Starting lineup 

The Lakers will most likely start with Austin Reaves, LeBron James, D’Angelo Russell, Rui Hachimura and Jaren Jaxson Jr. 

Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are expected to start with GG Jackson, Desmond Bane, Scotty Pippen Jr, Santi Aldama and Jaren Jackson Jr. 

 

Betting tips 

LeBron James point prop for the upcoming match is 25.5. He has averaged 26.0 points per game in his last eight games and has gone over the mark in three of his last four games. He is favored to go over in the upcoming contest. 

Meanwhile, Desmond Bane is favored to make over 2.5 three-pointers. He is averaging 3.5 three-pointers per contest this season. 

Also Read: Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers: Prediction (Mar 27, 2024)

Prediction 

The Lakers are slight favorites to win the upcoming matchup against the Grizzlies. LA will be without Anthony Davis on their second night of back-to-back. They are favored to cover a -6 spread, while the Grizzlies are favored to keep the total under 216.5. 

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