- The LA Lakers are 4.5-point favorites in Game 4 of their First Round series with the Memphis Grizzlies
- LA won Game 3 111-101 to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-7 series
- Don’t miss the latest Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 4 odds here, plus betting splits and Same-Game Parlay picks
In front of a raucous LA crowd that hadn’t been filled to capacity to see a playoff game since 2013, the Los Angeles Lakers rode the wave to a Game 3 win over the Memphis Grizzlies to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-7 series.
Staring at an almost-impossible 3-1 series deficit — only 13 teams in NBA history have forced it to a Game 7 and won — can Memphis gain an important road split and turn it into a best-of-3 with home court advantage?
The NBA odds have the Lakers as a 4.5-point favorite, and -190 on the moneyline, an implied win probability of 65.52%. This game features a total of 220.5, as LA and Memphis, a pair of top-10 scoring teams in the NBA during the regular season, have bogged down in the grind of playoff hoops.
Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 4 Odds
|Memphis Grizzlies||+4.5 (-110)||+160||O 220.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Lakers||-4.5 (-110)||-190||U 220.5 (-110)|
Game 4 goes Monday (April 24) at 10pm ET from crypto.com Area in Los Angeles. You can watch the game live on TNT.
Memphis has yet to win a game in LA against the Lakers this year, but they have been competitive. The Lakers won two regular season meetings, 122-121 on January 20, and 112-103 on March 7.
Odds as of April 23 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Grizzlies vs Lakers Betting Preview
Perhaps the secret is out: while LeBron James is the consistent star that delivers, the Lakers can only go so far as Anthony Davis takes them.
After a subpar 4-for-14 effort for 13 points, AD bounced back in a big way, dropping 31 points, 17 boards and three blocks in LA’s 111-101 win. Davis has recorded a whopping 15 blocks across the first three games of the series.
AD 〰️😤 pic.twitter.com/95Ymi7LMR9
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) April 23, 2023
James, after being called old by Dillon Brooks after Game 2, didn’t give Brooks 40, but finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and five dimes. His uber-aggressive start to the game helped the Lakers pulled a 35-9 first quarter lead, tying for the franchise record for biggest lead after 12 minutes.
Brooks, meanwhile, was ejected seconds into the third quarter for a low blow on James. He finished 3-for-13 for seven points. He won’t, however, meet any further discipline, so that game-within-game stuff should continue with James.
JA MORANT 🔥
45 PTS (22 straight in Q4)
— NBA (@NBA) April 23, 2023
LA overcame a supernova effort from Ja Morant, who returned from a 1-game absence from a hand injury and made this one respectable, though Memphis never closed to single digits. He finished with 45 points, nine boards and 13 assists. At one point in the fourth quarter, Ja had accounted for 22 straight Grizz points.
A couple of key stats stand out in LA’s early series lead: they are pounding the Grizz inside, scoring 54.7 points per game in the paint, tied with Denver for tops in the playoffs, and their 18.7 fast-break points are nearly three points clear of second place. They’re also second in 2nd-chance points.
Memphis vs LA Same-Game Parlay
We’ve concocted a 4-leg Single-Game Parlay that serves up +900 odds — a $90 profit on a $10 bet. We’ll start with LeBron, who has been a solid rebounder in this series, as the Lakers stay consistently small alongside Davis. He’s crossed this total in every game this series.
Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 4 Same-Game Parlay
|LeBron James OVER 8.5 rebounds||-180|
|Anthony Davis OVER 22.5 points||-130|
|Ja Morant OVER 29.5 points||+130|
|Dillon Brooks UNDER 12.5 points||+100|
|Same-Game Parlay Odds||+900|
Banking on Davis to get it done might be a little presumptuous, but he’ll need to be in some kind of this range for the Lakers to have a chance to win. Ja Morant likely won’t go for 45 again, but his offense is paramount to making this work.
Look for him to get others involved early, before taking over in the clutch. And Dillon Brooks has his hands full again trying to contain LeBron, which should come at the expense of his offense, again. Since scoring 15 in the opener, he’s scored 19 over the last two games.
Grizzlies vs Lakers Prediction
Adding to the tall task for the Grizzlies are their recent struggles in LA, going just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight meetings, and they’re 1-4 ATS in their last five road games overall.
While the Lakers have hit the over in seven of their last eight following a win, the under has hit in 16 of the previous 21 meetings between these two. That’s likely the best path to take here, where possessions and play should slow down the stretch.
- UNDER 220.5 points (-110); 1.5 units to win 1.36 units