The Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to play their second regular-season game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN on Tuesday at 7:30 PM EST. In their previous encounter, the Lakers won with a narrow score of 122-121. The Lakers are entering this game with a strong defensive performance after securing a win against the Dallas Mavericks. On the other hand, the Grizzlies are coming off a victory against the Denver Nuggets and will try to maintain their efficiency on both offense and defense.
As of now, the Lakers hold the 12th position, while the Grizzlies are at the second position in the Western Conference standings, trailing the first-place Denver Nuggets by 5.5 games. In terms of scoring, the Lakers are averaging 117 points per game with a shooting percentage of 48.1%, whereas the Grizzlies are averaging 115.9 points per game with a shooting percentage of 46.9%. Although LeBron James has been the leading scorer for the Lakers with an average of 29.5 points per game, he might not play due to an ankle injury. This season, both teams have struggled with their three-point shooting, with the Lakers shooting 33.7% and the Grizzlies shooting 34.3% from beyond the arc.
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Defensively, the Lakers are allowing an average of 117.9 points per game, with opponents shooting 47% from the field. Comparatively, the Grizzlies are allowing an average of 111.9 points per game, with opponents shooting 44.8% from the field. With the lowest adjusted defensive rating in the NBA, the Grizzlies have been impressive on the perimeter defense, holding opponents to shoot just 35.6% from beyond the arc. While the Lakers have been strong in defending shots near the rim, they will have to enhance their perimeter defense to compete with the Grizzlies. Also, the Grizzlies have been outrebounding the Lakers, averaging 47.8 rebounds per game, while the Lakers are averaging 45.7 rebounds per game.
Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Game Information
- Date: 02/28/2023
- Time: 08:10 PM ET
- Location: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
- How to Watch Bulls vs Raptors: BSSE-MEM
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Bulls vs Raptors Betting Lines
Bulls are +320 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $320. On the other side, Raptors are -400 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $25.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Bulls at a 23.81% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Raptors have 80.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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