While the Lakers will probably win the game outright against the Grizzlies, covering the basketball betting pointspread is another matter.
Basketball betting trends favor the Grizzlies in this game. The Lakers have won 7 of the last 10 outright against Memphis but they are just 3-7 against the basketball odds. The Lakers are only 3-2 straight up at home in the last five games against Memphis and they are 1-4 against the basketball odds. NBA betting scheduling information shows that this is the first of a back-to-back for Memphis as they play at Phoenix tomorrow. Memphis and the Lakers have met three times this season and the Lakers have won each time. They are only 1-2 against the basketball betting pointspread though. The Lakers won at home last month 99-89 but did not cover the 15 point NBA betting number. The other two meetings were in Memphis as the Lakers won 115-98 and 105-96.
The Lakers have been a better team on the road this season versus the basketball betting pointspread than at home. Los Angeles is always laying big basketball betting numbers at home and they don’t always cover. The Lakers have Kobe Bryant and a powerful offense but their defense is nothing special and that has proven to be a problem versus the basketball betting pointspread at home.
Memphis has not been very good home or away versus the NBA betting number this season. The Grizzlies simply can’t score enough points to be competitive on most nights. They are last in the league on offense as basketball betting stats indicate. Their defense is decent but not spectacular and that is what is needed when you can’t score points.
The over/under basketball betting stats are split in the last ten meetings between the two teams at 5-5. At Los Angeles, four of the last five have gone under the NBA betting total.
The Lakers are always a popular team in basketball betting. That may be the case again on Sunday even though Memphis has the basketball betting trends in their favor. Open your account at SBG Global today and bet on the Grizzlies and Lakers.