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The 6-6 LA Lakers will continue their road trip as they face the 4-1 Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA pro basketball game on the day after Thanksgiving Friday. Tip off time from Memphis is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel.
A check off the odds in this game and we see the home team Memphis Grizzlies open a -4 ½ point favorite with an over under line of 201 points. We have seen no movement off the opening line on the spread as the Grizzlies are now favored by -4 ½ points. The total has moved up a point as the game opened up at 200 points.
During the lockout shorted season last year the teams met three times with The Lakers winning and covering the point spread in two of the games. Two games were played in Memphis with each team winning and covering in one of the games. Trend: LA Lakers are 0-3 ATS on the road this season.
The Lakers have struggled on the road this season with three straight losses. A three game win streak was snapped on Wednesday night in a 113-97 road defeat on the back end of a back to back to the Sacramento Kings as a 4 1/2 point favorite. This old Lakers team against a young squad withered in the second half as they allow the Kings 71 second half point after allowing Sacramento just 42 first half points. LA is without both point guards as Steve Nash and Steve Blake are sidelined with injuries.
The Grizzlies were riding a nine game win streak when they faced Denver on Monday night. They drop the 97-92 home decision to the Nuggets as a -7 point betting favorite. It was one of those rare nights that saw the Grizzlies lose the rebounding battle by a 47-33 margin. Zach Randolph is having a good season for Memphis with 17 points a game with 47% shooting from the field.