The Washington Wizards (29-39, 21-12 home) play host to the Memphis Grizzlies (28-41, 10-24 away) on Saturday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. EST at Capital One Arena.
These two teams have already met once this season. The last time they played on October 31st, 2018, Memphis won 107-95 behind 20 points from Garrett Temple.
The Wizards are coming off of a 90-100 win to the Magic in Orlando in which they were 8 for 27 from deep and won the war on the glass 55-53. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are fresh off a 111-132 loss against the Hawks in Atlanta in which they dished out 28 assists and came up with eight swipes. CJ Miles torched the Hawks for 33 points.
Overall, the Grizzlies have won five of their last ten games and are 13th in the Western Conference, while the Wizards have have come out on the losing end of five of their previous ten and are 11th in the Eastern Conference.
Memphis comes into this game ranked seventh in the NBA in defensive rating. They’re giving up 104.1 points per game and are first in field goals allowed and 15th in three-pointers allowed. Offensively, they’re averaging 101.8 points and are 29th in rebounds and 20th in assists. Many of their most memorable moments have been courtesy of Mike Conley, who is averaging 20.6 points per contest on 41.0% shooting.
Washington, meanwhile, is ranked 13th in offense rating. The Wizards are averaging 114.4 points per game on 44.0% shooting and are 27th in rebounds and fifth in assists.
Much of their offense has been generated by Bradley Beal, who is tops on the Wizards with 25.8 points per game on 44.0% shooting.
The Wizards are giving up 116.8 points per game at the other end of the court and are 12th in field goals allowed and 29th in three-pointers surrendered. Opponents are shooting 47.0% from the floor and 37.0% from deep against them this year.
The Wizards opened as 5.0-point favorites for this contest, with an over/under total of 224. That’s a generous spread, so think twice if you’re thinking of betting on the Wizards. Memphis is 32-37-0 against the spread this season and 29-40-0 over/under, compared to 33-35-0 ATS and 42-26-0 over/under for Washington.