Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/28/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/28/23
Tue 28th February 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (36-23, 25-5 Home), the league’s top shooting defense, welcome the Los Angeles Lakers (29-32, 14-18 Away) on Tuesday. Los Angeles squeaked by the Dallas Mavericks 111-108 at American Airlines Center on Sunday, their third win in a row.

With 30 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks, Anthony Davis led the way. The Lakers are the 13th seed in the Western Conference. Memphis won their fourth straight home game in dominating fashion on Saturday at FedExForum, beating the Denver Nuggets 112-94. Ja Morant tallied 23 points to lead the team in scoring.

With 17 points, five assists, and two rebounds, Tyus Jones also produced a strong performance. The Grizzlies are the second seed in the Western Conference.This is the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Los Angeles will be pursuing a season sweep against Memphis after triumphing in the only previous meeting 122-121 at Arena on January 20.

Russell Westbrook led the Lakers with 29 points, while Dennis Schroder added 19 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Morant had 22 points in the losing effort.

The Lakers have been led this season by LeBron James, who is averaging 29.5 points per game, seventh-highest in the NBA. James also has grabbed 8.4 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Westbrook is dishing 7.5 assists.

Morant’s 27.0 points per game have powered the Grizzlies on offense. He ranks as the ninth-highest scorer in the NBA. Morant also has tallied 8.1 assists per game, fifth-most in the league. Steven Adams has posted 11.5 rebounds per game.

The Grizzlies rank as the league’s stingiest FG% defense, holding the opposition to 44.8%.The teams have split their last 10 meetings at FedExForum (5-5).

Los Angeles is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.8 (118.2-116.4). Memphis has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 111.5 points per game on average while holding opponents to 108.6 (+2.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Lonnie Walker IV: 6.6 | 16.1 | -9.5
Points per game:
LeBron James: 20.0 | 29.5 | -9.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyus Jones: 10.4 | 16.6 | -6.2
Points per game:
Dillon Brooks: 10.2 | 14.6 | -4.4
Assists per game:
Tyus Jones: 3.4 | 4.6 | -1.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies -9.5 (-105)

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