Lakers vs Grizzlies Game 4 Prediction NBA Playoffs 4/24

Lakers vs Grizzlies Game 4 Prediction NBA Playoffs 4/24

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Intro:

In the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies face the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. The Lakers currently lead the series 2-1, and the Grizzlies will need to win to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole. The Lakers are favored by 4.5 points in this game, but we believe that the Grizzlies will keep the game close enough to cover the spread.

 

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers are led by superstar LeBron James, who has been dealing with injuries for much of the season. James is listed as doubtful for Game 4, along with star big man Anthony Davis and point guard Dennis Schroder. This means that the Lakers will likely have to rely on role players like Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to step up in their absence.

The Lakers have played well in this series, winning two out of three games so far. However, their offense has been inconsistent at times, and they have struggled to score points in the paint without James and Davis. They will need to improve their shooting efficiency and get more contributions from their role players to maintain their lead in the series.

 

Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies have been one of the surprise teams of the season, making the playoffs as the second seed in the Southwest Division. They are led by dynamic point guard Ja Morant, who has been outstanding in this series. Morant is averaging 26.2 points per game in the playoffs, and he will need to have another big game if the Grizzlies want to keep their season alive.

The Grizzlies have struggled with injuries in this series, with forward Jaren Jackson Jr. missing time due to a knee injury. However, they have played well despite these setbacks, and they have shown that they can compete with the Lakers. They will need to continue to play hard and execute their game plan if they want to pull off the upset in Game 4.

 

Betting Trends:

The Lakers are favored by 4.5 points in this game, and the over/under is set at 221 points. The Lakers are 42-43-1 against the spread this season, while the Grizzlies are 38-45-2. The Lakers have won two out of three games in this series, but they have only covered the spread once.

 

Public Betting Data:

According to ESPN Analytics, 52.8% of the public is currently betting on the Lakers to cover the spread, while 47.2% is betting on the Grizzlies to cover. This suggests that the public is somewhat split on this game, which is not surprising given the close nature of the series so far.

 

Prediction:

We believe that the Grizzlies will keep the game close enough to cover the 4.5-point spread in Game 4. While the Lakers have the talent advantage, they are dealing with a number of injuries, and they have struggled to score points without LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the court. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, have played well in this series, and they have the offensive firepower to keep pace with the Lakers. Look for Ja Morant to have another big game and lead the Grizzlies to a narrow defeat that still allows them to cover the spread.

 

Pick: Grizzlies +4.5

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