Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 4-22-23 NBA Best Bets, Odds and Tips

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/22/23 – Memphis won Game 2 of their best-of-seven first round playoff series against the LA Lakers without Ja Morant, yet still managed to come back and secure victory. Now the series shifts back to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Saturday evening and with things even at 1-1 it remains tight going into Game 3. The Los Angeles Lakers will be winning this game as predicted by the best NBA betting tips today.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers

Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET

Location: Arena Los Angeles, CA


Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/22/23s Betting Odds


Moneyline: +145

Spead: +3.5 (-110)

Total: 221.5 over (-113)


Moneyline: -165

Spead: -3.5 (-110)

Total: 221.5 under (-107)

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Analysis

Memphis Grizzlies won Game 2 with a score of 103-93 and made 11 out of 36 three-point attempts, posting a 42.7% field goal percentage. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 16 out of 21 attempts for an overall conversion rate of 76.2%. Rebound-wise, they were able to accumulate 49 boards – 11 coming on the offensive end – as well as 24 dimes for this game and forcing 12 turnovers while collecting 4 steals. Memphis allowed their opponent, Los Angeles, to shoot 41.2% from the field on 35 of 85 attempts for an accuracy percentage of 41.2% in this matchup. Los Angeles recorded 21 assists and 5 steals during this encounter. Los Angeles had 47 rebounds and 6 blocks for an efficiency rate of 76.2% at the charity stripe – making 16 of 21 attempts. They made 7 out of 26 attempts from long range. Additionally, the Grizzlies collected 20 personal fouls while the Lakers totalled 19. Xavier Tillman Sr. made an impactful performance during this game. Tillman shot 76.9% from the floor while providing 3 assists as well. He played 32 minutes and collected 13 rebounds; scoring 22 points on 10 of 13 shooting.

Game 2 saw the Los Angele Lakers earn 47 total rebounds – 36 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards. They turned it over 12 times while collecting 5 steals. In this game, the Grizzlies committed 20 personal fouls which sent Lakers players to the free throw line 21 times and 16 of those attempts were successful – an impressive rate of 76.2%. Los Angeles was successful at shooting from distance on 7 of 26 attempts and finished the game shooting 35 for 85 sitting at 41.2%. The Lakers permitted the Grizzlies to convert on 38 of 89 attempts from the floor for an efficiency rate of 42.7% in this game. Los Angeles shot 30.68% from beyond the perimeter on 11 of 36 attempts and went 16-21 at the free throw line. Memphis totalled 49 rebounds in terms of rebounding. LeBron James proved an essential player for the Lakers during this matchup. Scoring 28 points across 39 minutes on the hardwood, as well as contributing 3 assists. He shot 52.2% for this game and collected 12 rebounds.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Against the Spread

Memphis are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. Memphis are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games. Memphis are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games on the road. Memphis are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against the LA Lakers. Memphis are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.

LA Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Lakers’ last 11 games. The LA Lakers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games. The total has gone UNDER in 16 of LA Lakers’ last 20 games against Memphis. The LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Free Pick

The Lakers took Game 2 loss hard and will come out strong Saturday looking to regain control of this series. Morant is obviously an important piece, but Memphis has proven they can win without him; according to NBA betting lines, Lakers could overpower Memphis by capitalizing on Morant’s absence as their primary focus.

Free Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -3.5 (-110)