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Lakers vs. Grizzlies prediction, odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 29 best bets from model on 48-24 run

The Memphis Grizzlies will be trying to build on a huge victory when they host the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA Western Conference battle on Wednesday. The Grizzlies (21-14) beat the Phoenix Suns, who have the second-best record in the NBA, 114-113 on Monday night for a second straight win. They went on a recent 10-2 run to climb to fourth in the West, while the Lakers (16-18) have been floundering all season with injuries and inconsistency. Los Angeles will be playing a back-to-back after a 132-23 win against the Rockets on Tuesday night that snapped a five-game losing streak.

Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET. Memphis is the 5.5-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Grizzlies odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 225.5. Before you make any Grizzlies vs. Lakers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 48-24 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Grizzlies and locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Grizzlies vs. Lakers:

  • Lakers vs. Grizzlies spread: Memphis -5.5
  • Lakers vs. Grizzlies over-under: 225.5 points
  • Lakers vs. Grizzlies money line: Los Angeles +190, Memphis -230
  • LAL:  The Lakers are 17-9 ATS with no rest since the start of the 2019 season.
  • MEM: Memphis is 19-21-1 ATS since 2019 with the rest disadvantage. 

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Why the Grizzlies can cover

Memphis held off the Suns on Monday, with Ja Morant getting the winning last-second bucket to give him 33 points. The star point guard missed almost a month with a knee injury, but the Grizzlies went on a huge run. Now he is back to join Desmond Bane in a dangerous offense. Morant scores 23.7 points per game, while Bane is averaging 17.2. Bane scored 32 on Monday, making 6-of-11 3-point tries, and he hits 42.6 percent from beyond the arc. 

The Grizzlies are 21-14 against the spread overall, and they score 111.1 points per game (sixth in NBA), while the Lakers allow more than 112 (27th). Memphis also should have a big advantage on the boards, as it is second in the NBA in total rebounds (47.3) and leads in offensive boards (13). Steven Adams had 16 rebounds in Monday’s win as the Grizzlies had a 50-35 advantage on the boards. 

Why the Lakers can cover

Los Angeles is 5-4 against the spread with the rest disadvantage, and LeBron James always gives the Lakers a chance. He has scored at least 31 in five straight games and averages more than 27 and chips in almost seven rebounds and 6.5 assists. He and Russell Westbrook both had triple-doubles Tuesday as four L.A. players scored at least 24. Westbrook has been criticized for his defense but remains an offensive force. He had 24 points, 11 rebounds and 19 assists Tuesday. 

James had a triple-double in the last meetings between the teams, scoring 20 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and adding 11 assists in a 108-95 loss three weeks ago. The Lakers, who are 6-8 ATS on the road and 12-22 ATS overall, beat Memphis 121-118 in their first meeting of the season in October. Carmelo Anthony scored 28 in that October victory, and he had 24 points Tuesday night in Houston. 

How to make Grizzlies vs. Lakers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 216 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s NBA picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Lakers vs. Grizzlies? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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