15* NBA Friday Undervalued Underdog on Washington Wizards +6.5
Washington vs. Memphis,
02/01/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 76 - 85
Point Spread: +6½/-105 Washington
The Memphis Grizzlies are in shambles right now. They just traded away arguably their best player in Rudy Gay, and they are going to have a hard time finding points from their perimeter players without him. I know many of their players are shocked at what has taken place.
Memphis really wasn't in it mentally last night as it lost 89-106 at Oklahoma City. I look for that to be the case again tonight whether or not Austin Daye, Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis make their season debut for their new team. Plus, this will be the second of a back-to-back and the 4th game in 6 days for Memphis.
Making matters worse for the Grizzlies is the fact that they run into a buzz saw in the Wizards who have been one of the best covering teams in the league over the past month. Washington is 7-5 SU & 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games overall.
The return of John Wall clearly has this team playing its best basketball of the season. The Wizards have beaten the likes of the Thunder, Hawks, Nuggets, Blazers and Bulls during this stretch, which are five playoff contenders.
The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 road games overall. The Wizards are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points. Roll with the Wizards Friday.