Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 3/12/2024

The Washington Wizards (11-53) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (22-43) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Wizards are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Heat. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Wizards Are Coming Off A Win

The Wizards took down the Heat in their most recent game with a final score of 110-108. Prior to the game, the Wizards were the underdog at +11.5, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. As for the over/under, the combined score of 218 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 228.5.

Heading into today’s matchup vs. the Grizzlies, the Wizards are 11-53 this season. When playing at home, the Wizards are 4-26 compared to their 7-27 record on the road.

Washington’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 30-33 for the season. As the favorite this season, Washington is 1-3 vs. the spread while going 29-30 as the underdog.

The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Grizzlies’ most recent matchup against the Thunder saw GG Jackson II lead the Grizzlies with 30 points while shooting 10/19 from the field. Jaren Jackson Jr. put up 16 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Memphis ended up losing the game with a final score of 124-93.

On the road this season, the Grizzlies have gone 15-18, while at home they are just 7-25. As they prepare to face the Wizards, the Grizzlies have an overall record of 22-43, which is below .500.

Memphis has an overall ATS record of 31-34 for the season so far. Memphis has gone 5-11 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 26-23 when playing as underdogs.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

The Wizards come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 114.4 points per game.

The Wizards have the NBA’s top pace at 102.6 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, they are 16th in the league at 114.4 points per game. However, they have scored below the NBA scoring average in 53.1% of their games this season.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Washington is 29th in the league at 35%. In terms of three-point attempts, they are 14th in the NBA. From two-point range, the Wizards are 13th in shooting percentage at 54%.

On average, the Wizards are making 15.8 free throws per game, which is 25th in the league. In terms of assists, they are 8th in the NBA at 28.2 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, Washington is 27th in the league.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Memphis offense is ranked 30th in the NBA in scoring at 105.8 points per game.

At home this season, the Grizzlies are averaging 103.0 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. Overall, Memphis is 30th in scoring at 105.8 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Grizzlies are 16th in the league at 98 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Memphis is 30th in the NBA at 43%.

One area where the Grizzlies are excelling is three-point shooting. They are 5th in the league in three-point attempts per game but are just 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Wizards Team Defense

Facing Memphis, the Wizards aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 123.9 points allowed per game (30th). Washington’s defense is currently forcing 13.5 turnovers per game, which is 21st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 12th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.2 rejections per game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

At present, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 9th, allowing 112.5 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 4th in blocked shots at 6.3 per game.

Key Players For The Wizards And Grizzlies

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Kyle Kuzma as the primary point contributor for the Wizards, finishing with 23 points while maintaining a 9/19 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.5 points per game, along with 6.6 rebounds.

As for Memphis, Santi Aldama is projected to be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 11, and adding 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 43.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 10.5 points per game.

Wizards vs Grizzlies Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Memphis has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 104 points per game while allowing 111. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Wizards have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.

Wizards vs Grizzlies Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2, the Grizzlies is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 219, and our model projects the Wizards and Grizzlies to reach a combined total of 213 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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