Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 9

By Lester Mackay | December 8, 2021, 11:37 pm

The Los Angeles Lakers (13-12) visit the Memphis Grizzlies (14-11) at FedExForum, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, December 9, 2021. The Grizzlies are 3-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s point total is set at 222.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies in which the Lakers are currently the clear pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Los Angeles Vs. Memphis Moneyline Betting Action

Lakers vs Grizzlies Moneyline Action
Lakers Grizzlies
Bet % 88% 12%
Stake % 94% 6%

Lakers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Los Angeles

  • So far this season, Los Angeles has compiled a 9-16-0 record against the spread.
  • The Lakers are 2-9 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
  • The teams have hit the over in 15 of Los Angeles’ 25 games with a set total.
  • This season, Los Angeles and its opponents have combined to outscore Thursday’s over/under of 222.5 points 13 times.
  • The Lakers have seen a 219.9 average over/under in their games this season, 2.6 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Lakers have been favored on the moneyline 16 total times this season. They’ve gone 9-7 in those games.
  • Los Angeles has a 7-4 record (winning 63.6% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -147 or shorter.
  • The Lakers have an implied moneyline win probability of 59.5% in this matchup.

Key players for Los Angeles

  • Anthony Davis: 24.1 PTS, 10.3 REB, 1.3 STL, 2.2 BLK, 52.4 FG%, 18.8 3PT% (9-for-48)
  • Russell Westbrook: 20.4 PTS, 7.8 REB, 8.7 AST, 1.3 STL, 45 FG%, 31.8 3PT% (34-for-107)
  • LeBron James: 25.9 PTS, 6.6 AST, 1.7 STL, 49 FG%, 34 3PT% (36-for-106)
  • Carmelo Anthony: 14.1 PTS, 43.8 FG%, 41.7 3PT% (63-for-151)
  • Malik Monk: 10.3 PTS, 46.6 FG%, 37.5 3PT% (45-for-120)

Lakers Injuries: Trevor Ariza: Out (Ankle), LeBron James: Day To Day (Abdominal), Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee), Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Thumb)

BestOdds rating 9.4
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Grizzlies stats and betting info

Betting trends for Memphis

  • Los Angeles has a 9-16-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers have a 2-9 record against the spread in games they were favored by 3 points or more this season.
  • Los Angeles has gone over in 15 of its 25 games with a set total (60%).
  • This season, 14 of Memphis’ games have ended with a score higher than 222.5 points.
  • Grizzlies games have an over/under of 220.3 points this season, 2.2 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.
  • The Grizzlies have been underdogs in 12 games this season and won six (50%) of those contests.
  • Memphis has a record of 5-1 in games where sportsbooks have them as underdogs of at least +123 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Grizzlies have a 44.8% chance to win.

Key players for Memphis

  • Ja Morant: 24.1 PTS, 6.8 AST, 1.6 STL, 47.6 FG%, 35.6 3PT% (31-for-87)
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.: 16.2 PTS, 2 BLK, 42.6 FG%, 36.4 3PT% (56-for-154)
  • Desmond Bane: 16 PTS, 46.8 FG%, 39.9 3PT% (63-for-158)
  • Steven Adams: 7.1 PTS, 8.6 REB, 52.4 FG%
  • De’Anthony Melton: 10.4 PTS, 1.6 STL, 40.7 FG%, 36 3PT% (41-for-114)

Grizzlies Injuries: Sam Merrill: Out (Ankle), Kyle Anderson: Out (Back), Brandon Clarke: Out (Knee), Ziaire Williams: Out (Ankle), Ja Morant: Out (Health and safety protocols)

Pick for Lakers vs. Grizzlies

Bet split data provided by regulated betting sites combined with our in-depth statistical analysis favors the Lakers to win over the Grizzlies.

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