Friday, February 21, 2020 10:30 PM ET at Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers.
Closing the game day on February 21 in the NBA will be a confrontation at the Staples Center, where the Lakers will play with Memphis. Both teams represent the Western Conference, but are in different weight categories. However, it is interesting that these rivals are highly likely to compete in the first round of the playoffs among themselves. We are waiting for a hot rehearsal! How will this meeting end? – read in our prediction.
In full-time confrontations between the two teams in recent years, we see 31 games. The result of which was 18 victories on the part of Memphis and in 13 cases the team won because of Los Angeles. At first glance, it might seem that the guests have an advantage in the number of matches won, but in the last six meetings, the team from California won four victories over their opponents.
After the break at Memphis, an away meeting with Sacramento awaited. As the “bears” did not try, they failed to beat the “kings” 125-129. Not in the best way played Brandon Clark. On account of one of the leaders of the team only eight points. True, he collected 11 rebounds, but his actions did not bring much benefit.
In the standings of the West, the Grizzlies continue to hold the eighth line. But in the back they breathe Portland, on account of which three wins less.
Memphis, of course, is the underdog of this confrontation. However, the progress of the Grizzlies can only be admired. They were expected to drain the season, but they confidently go on the eighth line and have excellent chances to get into the playoffs.
Possible Starting Lineup: Brooks – Morant, Anderson – Jackson, Valanciunas
Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers so far feel very confident and fully justify the status of one of the main favorites in the fight for the championship title. The team from Los Angeles single-handedly leads in the West and wins in 77% of matches during the season. The assets of the team of LeBron James and Anthony Davis 42 victory with only 12 defeats. The difference between scored and missed points is the best in the West – plus 7.4 points. The Lakers continue to be one of the league’s best home teams. This season they lost only seven matches on their court.
Possible Starting Lineup: Bradley – Green, James – Davis, McGee
Grizzlies vs Lakers Prediction
Lakers are big favorites of the meeting, but the Grizzlies are unlikely to leave the floor without a fight. Memphis is famous for its team play. Thanks to this, they can resist the leader of the West. In the last matches, the Grizzlies play well against the Lakers, so we believe that there will be no defeat. At the end of November 2019, Memphis gave a real fight to the Lakers. Then in the native walls, Jenkins wards lost, but it was done with dignity. Frank Vogel’s wards, although they are leaders of the conference, still sometimes manage to show not the most productive game. Therefore, we will not recommend betting on the total in the match.
Best Pick: Grizzlies +11 Point Spread
Computer and Public Consensus Picks
|Memphis vs LA Lakers||ATS||Total|
|Score Prediction||104.6 – 122.2||226.8|
|Computer Pick||LAL (-11)||Under 233.5|
|Public Consensus||LAL (-11)||Over 233.5|
|Consensus Bet %||66||53|
Betting Tips Statistic
Standings and Records
|Memphis Grizzlies||vs||Los Angeles Lakers|
|8 in Western Conference||Conference Standings||1 in Western Conference|
|3 in Southwest Division||Division Standings||1 in Pacific Division|
|16 – 13||Home Games||18 – 7|
|12 – 14||Road Games||23 – 5|
|10 – 10||Against East||13 – 6|
|18 – 17||Against West||28 – 6|
|4 – 5||Division Games||7 – 2|
|Lost 1||Streak||Won 3|
|L-W-W-L-W-W-L-W-W-W||Last 10 Games Form||W-W-W-L-W-W-L-L-W-W|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Offensive stats||Los Angeles Lakers|
|47,33||Field Goal, %||48,80|
|77,74||Free Throw, %||73,03|
|35,17||3 Point Field Goal, %||36,34|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Defensive stats||Los Angeles Lakers|
|45,37||Field Goal, %||44,64|
|78,63||Free Throw, %||78,09|
|37,10||3 Point Field Goal, %||34,84|
Previous Head-to-Head Games
|24.11.19||Memphis||108 – 109||LA Lakers||NBA|
|30.10.19||LA Lakers||120 – 91||Memphis||NBA|
|26.02.19||Memphis||110 – 105||LA Lakers||NBA|
|24.12.18||LA Lakers||99 – 107||Memphis||NBA|
|09.12.18||Memphis||88 – 111||LA Lakers||NBA|
|25.03.18||Memphis||93 – 100||LA Lakers||NBA|
Memphis Grizzlies injuries report
|Grayson Allen||Jan 27, 2020||Out (Hip) – The Grizzlies announced that Allen is out indefinitely with a hip injury.|
|Justise Winslow||Feb 20, 2020||Day To Day (Back) – Winslow did not play in Thursday’s (Feb. 20) game against Sacramento.|
Los Angeles Lakers injuries report
|DeMarcus Cousins||Jan 1, 2020||Out (Knee) – Cousins is starting to work out and the team has not ruled out that he will return to action this season as he recovers from a torn ACL, according to a report from Brandon Robinson of Heavy.com.|
|Anthony Davis||Feb 20, 2020||Day To Day (Finger) – Davis is listed as PROBABLE for Friday’s (Feb 21) game against the Grizzlies.|