Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 3/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 3/7/23
Tue 7th March 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (38-25, 12-20 Away), the league’s top shooting defense, are on the road to face the Los Angeles Lakers (31-34, 16-15 Home) on Tuesday.

Memphis lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 135-129 at Arena on Sunday. With 30 points, Desmond Bane was the scoring leader in the losing effort. Tyus Jones chipped in with 25 points, 12 assists, and five steals. The Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles won on Sunday at Arena, beating the Golden State Warriors 113-105. Anthony Davis had 39 points and six assists to lead the team. The Lakers are 11th in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Memphis and Los Angeles have split their two matchups this season.

The Grizzlies took the most recent meeting, beating the Lakers 121-109 at FedExForum on Tuesday. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with a triple double, posting 39 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Davis had 28 points, 19 rebounds, and five blocks in the loss.

The Grizzlies have been led this season by Morant, who is averaging 27.1 points per game, ninth-highest in the NBA. Morant also has dished 8.2 assists per game, fifth-most in the league. Meanwhile, Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 6.5 rebounds.

LeBron James’ 29.5 points per game have powered the Lakers on offense. He has the seventh-highest scoring average in the NBA. James also has pulled down 8.4 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook has tallied 7.5 assists per game.

Opponents are shooting 44.9% from the field against the Grizzlies, ranking as the NBA’s toughest FG% defense. The Lakers have had the advantage in the Grizzlies’ last 10 visits to Arena, winning seven.

Memphis is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +4.9 (113.5-108.6). Los Angeles has also gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 113.2 points per game on average while allowing 111.9 (+1.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Xavier Tillman: 22.4 | 11.7 | +10.7
Points per game:
Brandon Clarke: 5.3 | 10.0 | -4.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Rui Hachimura: 10.6 | 17.3 | -6.7
Points per game:
Anthony Davis: 33.8 | 26.4 | +7.3
Assists per game:
Dennis Schroder: 8.4 | 4.6 | +3.8
LeBron James: 3.0 | 6.9 | -3.9

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