Memphis Grizzlies versus LA Lakers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-23-2013

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The 17-24 LA Lakers will be on the road to face the 26-14 Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Memphis is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds in this game has the home side Memphis Grizzlies favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 189 ½ points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds opened up a few hours ago.

The Lakers and Grizzlies met back on November 23rd with Memphis posting the 106-98 home win as a -4 ½ point favorite. The total came in at over 200 points. Trend: LA Lakers are 6-1 to the under in their past seven games.

LA Lakers are 5-14 on the road this season. The team has lost three straight and eight of their past ten games. They went to 0-2 on this road trip after a 95-83 road defeat on Monday night to the Chicago Bulls as a -1 point betting favorite. The over under came in at under 194 ½ points. It was tied after three quarters until LA gets outscored by Chicago by 12 points in the final quarter. The Lakers shot just 39% from the floor and a very poor 3 of 17 from the three point line. LA had 16 turnovers to nullify a good rebounding performance that saw them pull down 10 more boards than the Bulls. Kobe Bryant had another off shooting night with 16 points on 7 of 22 shooting. Kobe has played 42 or more minutes in three straight games and has logged heavy minutes this year.

The Grizzlies are 15-6 on their home court. They had their two game win streak snapped in an 82-81 home loss on Monday afternoon to the Indiana Pacers as a -6 point betting favorite. The game ended under 172 points. For the sixth straight game the Grizzlies were held to under 90 points a game. Rudy Gay and Mike Conley have shoot poorly this season as they hover around 41% shooting this season. Tony Allen shoots 42%. Other than Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol the shooters around the Memphis big men have shot terribly this season. Memphis sports the second best scoring defense in the league but the 28th worst scoring offense in basketball. Memphis could not take advantage of Indiana’s 20 turnovers as they led the Pacers make over 49% of their shots. Wayne Ellington had 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting for the Grizzlies in the loss.