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Grizzlies vs Lakers Prop Bets

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2023

The Grizzlies and Lakers are headed back to the West Coast after Memphis kept its hopes alive with a 116-99 victory on Wednesday.

With Los Angeles leading 3-2 in the first-round series, here are some Grizzlies vs Lakers props you may want to pursue for Friday’s Game 6.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 6 Player Prop Odds

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Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 6 Player Props

Rui Hachimura: Over 9.5 Points (-130) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

One of Los Angeles’ key deadline acquisitions, Hachimura averaged 21.6 points through the first three games of this series before leveling off in Games 4 and 5, scoring seven and nine points, respectively.

While Hachimura is still just a complementary option on offense for Los Angeles, this number is now low enough that I see some value. Hachimura hit double figures in five of the six games prior to this series, including 12 points in the play-in tournament victory over Minnesota.

With such a low bar to clear, this has become my NBA bet of the day.

Ja Morant: Over 28.5 Points (-110) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

While Desmond Bane has been Memphis’ steadier star this series, I see Morant as the better bet to go off with the Grizzlies’ season again on the line. Morant has scored 45, 19, and 31 points in the three games since returning from a right hand injury.

As for the injury, Morant shot 13-of-26 (50%) from the floor and 2-of-5 from three-point range in Game 5, so I’m no longer concerned about health being a factor.

D’Angelo Russell: Under 4.5 First-Quarter Points (-170) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 2 Units

Russell has scored 14 first-quarter points over five games, eight of which came in Game 3. While the veteran point guard needs only a few buckets to cash in on this total, I think he’s more likely to be a facilitator than a scorer, especially early.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 6 Team Props

Lakers First-Half Moneyline (-155) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Regardless of how Game 6 ultimately plays out, I like the Lakers to start fast at home, where they were 23-18 during the regular season.

There’s obviously a lot on the line, and with LeBron James coming off a substandard (by his standards) showing in Game 5, odds are the King bounces back.


Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 5 Props Preview

Up 3-1, the Los Angeles Lakers will have an opportunity to eliminate the Memphis Grizzlies from the NBA playoffs when the teams meet Wednesday night at FedExForum.

Here are some of my favorite Grizzlies vs Lakers props for that crucial Game 5.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 5 Player Prop Odds

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Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 5 Player Props

Jaren Jackson Jr.: Over 2.5 Blocks (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Jackson Jr. led the NBA in blocks with exactly 3.0 per game, and he’s hit that total twice this series. While Xavier Tillman has stepped up to fill an important role in Steven Adams’ absence, it’s no secret Jackson Jr. remains the main man in the paint for Memphis.

With Los Angeles still among the leaders in two-point field goal attempts, the 6-foot-10-inch Jackson Jr. should get plenty more chances to block shots and cash in on this prop in a must-win game, making this my NBA bet of the day.

LeBron James: Over 5.5 First-Quarter Points (-140) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The 38-year-old James was dominant in Game 5, authoring the first 20-20 performance of his career: 22 points, 20 rebounds, seven assists, and only one turnover.

While the future Hall of Famer is scoring at a slightly lower rate this series, he’s still averaging a healthy 23 points (5.9 below his season average).

With an opportunity to eliminate Memphis and buy himself extra rest before the next round, James will come out aggressive. I’m sure of it.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 5 Team Props

Grizzlies: Race to 25 Points - 1st Quarter (-110) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

It’s win-or-go-home for the Grizzlies. What more motivation do they need?

Outside of that horrid first quarter in Game 3 in which Memphis was outscored 35-9, this series has been as close as anticipated. Three of the four games have been decided by 10 points or fewer, including one in overtime.

Point being, I don’t anticipate this ending in five games.

Look for Memphis to come out fast and win the race to 25 points.


Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 4 Props Preview

Following an underwhelming showing in Los Angeles in Game 3, the Memphis Grizzlies must respond Monday against the Lakers to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole in their Western Conference first-round series.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorite Grizzlies vs Lakers props for Game 4.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 4 Player Prop Odds

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Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 4 Player Props

Desmond Bane: Over 2.5 Three-Pointers (-145) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

It’s a bit of a surprise to see this total for Bane, especially after he hit it twice this series and in four of his last six games. He is, after all, one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA.

What makes this prop so enticing is Bane’s volume. He averaged 7.6 attempts from deep in Games 1-3 and a shade under that during the regular season.

After falling behind badly in Game 3, look for Memphis to be more aggressive from the jump and get Bane going early, making this my NBA bet of the day.

Jaren Jackson Jr.: Under 7.5 Rebounds (-135) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Xavier Tillman has taken over as the Grizzlies’ primary rebounder, grabbing 13 boards in Game 2 and 12 more in Game 3. While the 6-foot-10 Jackson Jr. remains a fixture in the frontcourt, he’s averaged just 6.3 rebounds this series and 6.7 since the beginning of April.

Plus, having to go against Anthony Davis is no easy task.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 4 Team Props

Grizzlies: Under 108.5 Points (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Grizzlies averaged 116.9 points during the regular-season, eighth-most in the NBA. However, they’ve surpassed this prop just once this series and aren’t giving Morant much help.

Bane and Jackson Jr. are a combined 30-for-56 (39.2%) from the floor since Game 1, while Dillon Brooks played only 19 minutes in Game 3 before getting tossed.


Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 3 Props Preview

After evening up their first-round series with the seventh-seeded Lakers at one game apiece, the second-seeded Grizzlies now head to Crypto.com Arena for a pivotal Game 3 on Saturday.

While Ja Morant‘s status remains unknown, I’m going to take a crack at forecasting the matchup. Here are some of my favorite Grizzlies vs Lakers props for Game 3.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 3 Player Prop Odds

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Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 3 Player Props

LeBron James: Over 28.5 Points (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Memphis forward Dillon Brooks threw a jab at James following the Grizzlies’ Game 2 victory, calling the 19-time All-Star “old." But he didn’t stop there, telling reporters, “I don’t respect no one ’til they come and give me 40 (points). I pride myself… on any challenge."

At 38, James may be old by NBA standards, but he very much remains the focal point of the Lakers. And whether or not James admits it, Brooks’ comments must’ve stoked his flame.

Look for James to do everything he can to prove Brooks wrong and take the Over here with your NBA bet of the day.

Anthony Davis: Over 3.5 Blocks + Steals (+145) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The 6-foot-10-inch Davis has blocked 12 shots this series and has cashed this prop in four of his last six games. Following a substandard showing in Game 2 in which he shot just 4-of-14 from the field, I expect Davis to be more active — on both ends of the floor.

At plus odds, the value here is too good to pass up.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 3 Team Props

Lakers: 1st Half Moneyline (-165) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

After a dismal start, Los Angeles outscored Memphis 49-44 over the final two quarters of Game 2 to make the final a bit more respectable. Obviously, a healthy Morant alters the equation, but until I hear otherwise, I can only assume the Grizzlies All-Star point guard will remain either out or limited.

With the Lakers now back home, where they’re 7-3 over their last 10, I expect them to come out fast and take the lead going into the break.


Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 2 Props Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to take a commanding 2-0 lead on the Memphis Grizzlies before their Western Conference first-round series shifts to the West Coast.

Looming over the matchup is the health of Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant, who injured his hand in Sunday’s 128-112 loss.

With that in mind, here are some of my favorite Grizzlies vs Lakers props for Game 2 on Wednesday.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 2 Player Prop Odds

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Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 2 Player Props

Austin Reaves: Over 15.5 Points (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The NBA’s latest overnight sensation, Reaves averaged 20 points over the last six regular season games, then scored 23 points to help Los Angeles steal Game 1 on the road.

While LeBron James and Anthony Davis obviously remain the focal point of the Lakers’ offense, Reaves, a former undrafted guard out of Oklahoma, has played his way into a major role.

I’m going to ride the hot hand here with my NBA bet of the day.

Dillon Brooks: Over 2.5 Three-Pointers (+125) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Brooks hasn’t been shooting all that great from deep lately. In fact, he’s hit more than two three-pointers in just two of the last 10 games, hence the plus odds.

That said, the volume is still there. Brooks hoisted nine attempts from beyond the arc in Game 1, making two of them to finish with 15 points, and is averaging 8.4 attempts from deep over his last seven contests.

With Morant’s health in question, I’m banking on Brooks staying aggressive.

Jarred Vanderbilt: Under 5.5 Rebounds (-140) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

While Vanderbilt, one of Los Angeles’ key deadline acquisitions, is averaging 7.5 rebounds for the season, he’s hit this prop in just two of his last nine games.

Like Game 1, this matchup figures to be fast-paced, resulting in plenty of shots and rebounds. Still, James and Davis have been gobbling up most of the boards for the Lakers, grabbing 23 combined in Game 1.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 2 Team Props

Lakers: Over 113.5 Points (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I’m going back to the well with Los Angeles, which cashed in on this prop with time to spare in Game 1. The Lakers posted 128 points in the series opener.

Averaging 123.2 points over their last 10 games, Los Angeles is simply too hot to pass on right now, even against the team that ranked second in defensive rating during the regular season.


Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 1 Props Preview

Despite earning the Western Conference’s No. 2 seed, the Memphis Grizzlies won’t have an opportunity to ease their way into the playoffs. Awaiting them in the first round are the Los Angeles Lakers, who locked up the No. 7 seed with an overtime play-in game victory.

With LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing opposite Ja Morant, there will be no shortage of starpower on the court. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite prop bets for the Grizzlies vs Lakers.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 1 Player Prop Odds

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Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 1 Player Props

Jaren Jackson Jr.: Over 7.5 Rebounds (-125) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

While Jackson Jr. averaged only 6.8 rebounds on the season, he’s surpassed this prop in six of the last nine games. Plus, with Steven Adams (knee) and Brandon Clarke (Achilles) both sidelined, there will be more of an onus on the 6-foot-11 Jackson Jr. to control the boards.

I’m counting on an excruciating pace for this NBA pick of the day. Both teams like to play fast, ranking among the top six in possessions per game, meaning Jackson Jr. should get plenty of opportunities to cash in assuming he can stay out of foul trouble.

LeBron James: Records Double-Double (+120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The 38-year-old James may not have the motor to go full-throttle night in, night out over an 82-game season, but he still brings it in the playoffs. James notched a double-double (30 points, 10 rebounds) in Tuesday’s play-in victory over Minnesota, granted he needed overtime to get there.

Still, barring a blowout, James — who averaged 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists during the regular season — should be on the court for 30-plus minutes and eager to prove that he’s still got it.

Ja Morant: Over 27.5 Total Points (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Like James, I expect Morant to get his in a game that figures to be up-tempo from the opening tip. The superstar guard averaged 30.5 points in two meetings against Los Angeles this season and seems to be back up to speed after serving a suspension.

Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 1 Team Props

Lakers: Over 113.5 Team Total Points (-110) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

With James and Davis back healthy, the Lakers’ offense has been borderline unstoppable of late. They surpassed this total in nine of their last 10 regular season games while averaging 122.6 points over that span.

Again, the pace should favor a high-scoring contest.

Author

Doug Bonjour

Doug covered college and prep sports in Connecticut for more than a decade, including stints as the UConn women’s basketball and UConn football beat reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media. During his time reporting on the 11-time national champion Huskies, he covered three NCAA Final Fours. He also has written for the Associated Press and New York Times.

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