Memphis vs Lakers: prediction for the NBA match
Oddly enough, Grizzlies are playing even better without Ja Morant. Seems like leader of Memphis team was preventing them from playing in full strength. Without Morant other Grizzlies' players managed to showcase their true potential, so now they are looking great.
Jenkins' men recently trashed Oklahoma (152:79), then recorded victories over Miami (105:90) and Dallas (97:90). But two days ago Mavericks managed to get their revenge on the Grizzlies. This time they were beaten by a 96:104 score.
Lakers are still in a shaky form. They are still lacking consistency. After a successful match they are usually starting to lose. For example, after victories over Detroit (110:106) and Sacramento (117:92) Vogel's men lost to Clippers (115:119).
But two days ago Lakers recorded another victory. This time they beat Boston at home. LeBron James scored 30 points and helped the team to record a 117:102 victory.
In three most recent matches Lakers managed to beat that total
In the current season James averages 25,9 points per game
Lakers are clear favourites of this match, but Memphis are always able to put up a surprise. In recent matches Grizzlies performed well, so they are capable of a victory over out-of-form visitors.
In the current season you just never know what to expect from Vogel's men. We think that Vogel's men will fail another match.
Our prediction - Memphis to win (Including OT)
After the return of LeBron James Lakers started to play better on the offense. In each of recent matches team scored at least 117 points. Memphis are also playing aggressively. We are expecting a high-scoring game.
Our second bet is on total over 218,5 points