Lakers trying to double advantage

After winning Game 1, Los Angeles wants to win the second game in the series versus the Memphis Grizzlies

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Opening the games of the day this Wednesday we have the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Memphis Grizzlies as they try to double their advantage in the series. On the other side, the home team needs to take advantage of the home factor and not allow the visitors to open a 2-0 lead.

The Memphis Grizzlies suffered in the first game not only because of the loss, of course, but also because of Ja Morant. In the fourth quarter of Game 1, the star aggravated his already injured right hand and left the game. And as it has been all season long, Memphis is not the same without him.

LeBron James wants to repeat his performance of having a double-double to help the Lakers win Game 2. Meanwhile, most likely without Ja Morant, the Grizzlies rely on another great performance of Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane as both combined for 53 points last game.

Injury Report

As we mentioned, the Memphis Grizzlies have a major problem for the game as Ja Morant is dealing with a hand injury. So far he is listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t have any injury problems.


Playing without Ja Morant it is more than reasonable that the Memphis Grizzlies will play as the underdogs. However, playing in front of their own fans, the spread is only in 1 point in favour of the Lakers. The over/under is set at 226.5 points, which seems a little bit low.

For the player props line this time we will do something different and bold. Austin Reaves averages 3.0 rebounds per game and he even had exactly three in Game 1. The odds for him having over 3.5 rebounds this game are at 1.76. However, we are going to pick the under, which is paying 2.00. Check out the predictions for the game, including the last one for fun.

  • LA Lakers -1.0 (1.90)
  • Over 226.5 points (1.90)
  • Austin Reaves under 3.5 rebounds (2.00)
  • LeBron James over 2.5 three-pointers made (1.86)
  • LeBron James has a double-double (2.20)
  • Anthony Davis 15+ rebounds (2.30)
  • MEM Grizzlies over 113.5 points (1.90)
  • LeBron James 6+ three-pointers made (13.25)

Game Details

  • Venue: FedExForum, Memphis
  • Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
  • Broadcast: TNT
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