Lakers vs. Grizzlies NBA Preview (3/27/24) Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 27, 2024
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The Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to play against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 27 at 8:00 PM ET. The game will take place at FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN, and will be broadcast on BSSE.

Lakers vs. Grizzlies pregame odds

According to the latest NBA odds, the Lakers are -4.5 point favorites heading into Memphis. They are coming off an overtime win against the Bucks and should see the return of LeBron James. Los Angeles has split the series 1-1 so far, and each game has gone over the suggested total, per Massachusetts sportsbooks.

  • DraftKings: Lakers -4.5, over/under 222.0
  • FanDuel: Lakers -4.5, over/under 222.5
  • Caesars: Lakers -4, over/under 222.0
  • BetMGM: Lakers -4.5, over/under 222.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Lakers vs. Grizzlies. 

Lakers vs. Grizzlies projected starting lineups

Lakers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: D’Angelo Russell
  • SG: Austin Reaves
  • SF: LeBron James (game-time decision)
  • PF: Rui Hachimura
  • C: Anthony Davis (game-time decision)

Grizzlies starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Scotty Pippen Jr.
  • SG: Desmond Bane
  • SF: GG Jackson
  • PF: Santi Aldama
  • C: Jaren Jackson Jr.

Projected starting lineups for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Lakers vs. Grizzlies injuries

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant (Shoulder) and Lakers’ LeBron James (Ankle) are key players out for the next match. Morant has been sidelined since January, impacting Grizzlies’ backcourt options. James, dealing with peroneal tendinopathy, missing the game vs. the Bucks. He is aiming to return tonight vs. Memphis.

Team standings and stats for upcoming NBA game

Los Angeles Lakers team stats

The Lakers stand 9th in their conference, holding a record of 40-32. In their recent victory over Milwaukee, they scored 128 points in double overtime, despite poor shooting with a FG% of 38.9 and a 3PT% of 31.8. We will see if the double-overtime fatigue lingers into tonight’s game.

  • Points per game: 117.7 (8th)
  • Points allowed per game: 117.5 (23rd)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.7 (19th)
  • Assists per game: 28.5 (7th)
  • FG%: 50.0 (2nd)
  • 3PT%: 37.9 (7th)

Memphis Grizzlies team stats

The Grizzlies are currently 13th in their conference with a record of 24-48. That ranking includes a loss to the Golden State Warriors last Wednesday. Memphis is one of the worst teams in the league based on their team stats below:

  • Points per game: 105.9 (30th)
  • Points allowed per game: 112.4 (10th)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.1 (25th)
  • Assists per game: 24.9 (23rd)
  • FG%: 43.7 (30th)
  • 3PT%: 34.8 (30th)

Player stats for Lakers vs. Grizzlies on March 27

Los Angeles Lakers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Strong outings from Austin Reaves and Anthony Davis were enough to carry the Lakers to a win over Milwaukee in double overtime. Here are the top five players from LA’s recent game:

  • Anthony Davis (C): 34 PTS, 23 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • D’Angelo Russell (PG): 29 PTS, 7 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • Austin Reaves (SG): 29 PTS, 14 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Rui Hachimura (PF): 16 PTS, 14 RBS, 1 AST
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (PG): 7 PTS, 2 RBS, 4 ASTS

LeBron James and Anthony Davis both lead the Lakers in seasonal stats. Here are the team leaders going into Wednesday’s game.

  • LeBron James (SF): 25.3 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 8.0 APG
  • Anthony Davis (C): 24.8 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 3.7 APG
  • D’Angelo Russell (PG): 17.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Austin Reaves (SG): 15.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Rui Hachimura (PF): 12.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.0 APG

Memphis Grizzlies leaders ahead of tonight’s game

In a recent loss to Denver, the Grizzlies were led by Scottie Pippen Jr. Here are the top five players from the Grizzlies most recent game:

  • Scottie Pippen Jr. (G): 17 PTS, 2 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Desmond Bane (SG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • GG Jackson (F): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (C): 11 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Santi Aldama (PF): 5 PTS, 9 RBS, 3 ASTS

Memphis has been derailed with injuries this season. Ja Morant is their leading producer when healthy. Otherwise, they are led by Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. Here are Memphis’ season leaders heading into Wednesday’s game:

  • Ja Morant (PG): 25.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 8.1 APG
  • Desmond Bane (SG): 24.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 5.3 APG
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (PF): 22.4 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.3 APG
  • Marcus Smart (PG): 14.5 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 4.3 APG
  • GG Jackson (F): 12.8 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 0.9 APG
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