Grizzlies vs Lakers

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.

Memphis Grizzlies

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 LakersATSTotal
Score Prediction104.6 – 122.2226.8
Computer PickLAL (-11)Under 233.5
Public ConsensusLAL (-11)Over 233.5
Consensus Bet %6653

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Standings and Records

Memphis GrizzliesvsLos Angeles Lakers
8 in Western ConferenceConference Standings1 in Western Conference
3 in Southwest DivisionDivision Standings1 in Pacific Division
55Games53
28Wins41
27Losses12
16 – 13Home Games18 – 7
12 – 14Road Games23 – 5
10 – 10Against East13 – 6
18 – 17Against West28 – 6
4 – 5Division Games7 – 2
30-24-1ATS Record28-24-1
28-27-0Over/Under Record27-26-0
Lost 1StreakWon 3
L-W-W-L-W-W-L-W-W-WLast 10 Games FormW-W-W-L-W-W-L-L-W-W

Offensive Stats

Memphis GrizzliesOffensive statsLos Angeles Lakers
113,2Points114,7
45,9Rebounds46,2
27,3Assist26,3
7,93Steals8,51
5,73Blocks6,81
47,33Field Goal, %48,80
77,74Free Throw, %73,03
35,173 Point Field Goal, %36,34

Defensive Stats

Memphis GrizzliesDefensive statsLos Angeles Lakers
114,7Points107,3
44,9Rebounds41,6
24,8Assist23,2
7,85Steals8,19
5,25Blocks3,94
45,37Field Goal, %44,64
78,63Free Throw, %78,09
37,103 Point Field Goal, %34,84

Previous Head-to-Head Games

DateGuestScoreHostTournament
24.11.19Memphis108 – 109LA LakersNBA
30.10.19LA Lakers120 – 91MemphisNBA
26.02.19Memphis110 – 105LA LakersNBA
24.12.18LA Lakers99 – 107MemphisNBA
09.12.18Memphis88 – 111LA LakersNBA
25.03.18Memphis93 – 100LA LakersNBA

Injuries Reports

Memphis Grizzlies injuries report

PlayerUpdateDescription
Grayson Allen Jan 27, 2020Out (Hip) – The Grizzlies announced that Allen is out indefinitely with a hip injury.
Justise Winslow Feb 20, 2020Day To Day (Back) – Winslow did not play in Thursday’s (Feb. 20) game against Sacramento.

Los Angeles Lakers injuries report

PlayerUpdateDescription
DeMarcus Cousins Jan 1, 2020Out (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, 2020Day To Day (Finger) – Davis is listed as PROBABLE for Friday’s (Feb 21) game against the Grizzlies.

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