Kobe has missed the last five games but the Lakers still did well, going 4-1. The Lakers and Grizzlies have split the first two games of their NBA betting season so far this season.
Basketball betting had the Lakers sweeping the Grizzlies 4-0 a year ago.
In their last 10 meetings with Memphis, the Lakers are 7-3 and have won 5 of their last 6 overall against the Grizzlies. In Memphis, the Lakers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road but they have won four of their last five.
Kobe is averaging 24.6 points for his career against the Grizzlies in 49 games. The Lakers were beaten at Memphis earlier this month 95-93 even though Kobe had a game-high 44 points. Rudy Gay led Memphis with 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting while Zach Randolph (22 points, game-high 17 rebounds) and Marc Gasol (11 points, 13 rebounds) both posted double-doubles.
Los Angeles has been a pretty good team of late in basketball betting on the road. The Lakers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Lakers are 2-7 vs. the basketball betting odds in their last 9 Tuesday games. The Lakers are 4-10 vs. the basketball betting line in the last 14 meetings in Memphis.
A big key on Tuesday will be having Kobe in the lineup but he sounded pretty sure he was going to play. “It's still a little sore at certain points but it went away. It didn't linger or anything like that. I was able to move and do pretty much anything I wanted.” Kobe said on Saturday.
The Grizzlies are 2-6 vs. the NBA betting odds in their last 8 games overall. The Grizzlies are 7-22-1 ATS in their last 30 Tuesday games. The Grizzlies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 0-4 in NBA betting in their last 4 home games. The only positive for the Grizzlies is that the underdog in this series is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The last five Los Angeles road games have all gone under the NBA betting total. The last five Lakers games against the Southwest Division have all gone under the basketball betting total. Four of the last five Memphis home games have gone under. Three of the last four between these two teams have gone under the basketball betting number.