The Washington Wizards (12-14) will be at home when they challenge the Memphis Grizzlies (16-14). Action begins at 7:00 pm ET on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and can be seen on FxS and WA2.
The Wizards enter this game hoping for similar success after topping the Kings 113-99 on Monday. Marcin Gortat was a key piece, recording his 10th double-double of the season with 27 points and 16 rebounds. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are coming off a 104-90 win against the 76ers on Tuesday. Marc Gasol was the game's top scorer, accounting for 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting.
Gortat has taken his game to another level over the last five games for the Wizards. During that stretch, he has averaged 17.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steal, and 2.0 blocks.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Grizzlies winning the first matchup 112-95. Gasol put up a double-double in the victory with 24 points and 12 rebounds.
The Wizards are a slim one-point favorite at home against Memphis. The matchup has an estimated Over/Under (O/U) of 202 points. The Wizards have gone 12-14 Straight Up (SU) and 13-13 Against The Spread (ATS). They are 4-7 SU and 5-6 ATS against the Western Conference.
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In the other locker room, the Grizzlies have 16-14 SU and 13-16-1 ATS records. Against the Eastern Conference, Memphis is 7-5 SU and 5-6-1 ATS. The Grizzlies convert their free throws at a high percentage, leading the league at .817.
In their previous meeting this season, Memphis beat Washington, bumping its SU record over the last 10 meetings to 6-4. On the other hand, the Wizards hold the advantage ATS with a record of 6-4.
Predictions: SU Winner - Mem, ATS Winner - Mem, O/U - Under
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Memphis's last 19 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Washington.
Memphis is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington.
Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Washington.
Memphis is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington.
Memphis is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Washington.
On average, Memphis puts up 96.2 points per game (ranked 27th), while Washington gives up 105.5 points per game (ranked 26th).
Memphis ranks 27th in points per away game with 95.3 points, while Washington ranks 26th in points allowed at home with 105.5.
In games where they allow fewer than 100 points, the Memphis Grizzlies are a solid 11-5. In games where they score fewer than 100 points, the Washington Wizards have an underachieving record of 3-7.
Memphis is a poor 5-9 when it allows 100 or more points. Washington has a 9-7 record when it hits triple digits.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 100.1 (ranked 26th), while the Wizards rank 23rd for their defensive rating of 105.1.
Washington has an average field goal percentage of 45.1% (ranked 10th). Memphis is a subpar 6-10 when opponents have a similar or higher field goal percentage.
The Washington Wizards attempt 24.0 three pointers per game this season, while the Memphis Grizzlies attempt 17.0 per game. When they register 25 or more three point attempts in a game, Washington has a record of 5-6 while Memphis is winless (0-1).
Washington has an assist to turnover ratio of 1.54 this season (ranked 16th). Memphis ranks higher with an A/TO of 1.58 (ranked 11th).
Both the Washington Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies have had their share of rebound struggles this season. The Wizards rank 28th in rebounding (40.3 per game) and the Grizzlies rank 27th (40.8 per game).
The Memphis Grizzlies rank 21st in offensive rebounding, while the Washington Wizards rank 27th in defensive rebounding.
On average, the Wizards force a turnover rate of 16.3%, ranked fourth in the NBA. When the Grizzlies turn over the ball at a similar or higher rate, the team has a solid 5-3 record.