The NBA season rolls on and we go straight in early on this time with a pick in order to try and take advantage of some poor lines early on.
MEM Grizzlies v LA Lakers – Marc Gasol Over 19 points @ 2.06 (MarathonBet) – 2 points
Marc Gasol has been on scoring fire in recent games netting 30,32 and 22 in his last 3 games against good opponents in Boston, Toronto and LA Clippers. Tonight he comes to take on a struggling LA Lakers side whom he is expected to go lights out against the struggling Lakers.
The Grizzlies have been in the top 4 in scoring in points in the paint at around 46 points; largely due to the contributions from Gasol and Randolph who score around 36 points of it. Tonight he will feel he can get his freak on against a struggling Lakers side who are giving up the highest points per game of any NBA time with 111 per game. Lakers are also poor in the paint conceding the 3rd worst in the NBA with 46 points per game, which gives you a clear indication on what is going to happen tonight.
Marc has been averaging around 19 for the season, but the last couple of nights he has done a good job owing to the number of times he got to the free throw line with at least 6 makes in those 2 games while averaging 83%+ from the line. Gasol is averaging a career-high 14.3 field goal attempts per game; which is also helping his scoring take a boost. An interesting stat where Marc Gasol had scored 30 points 3 times this season, compared to only once before in his career; shows you how improved he is and will look to dominate games.