At 8:00 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies (22-43) will host the Washington Wizards (11-53) in a non-conference matchup. The Wizards are favored by 2 points and have a moneyline of -133. The over/under line for the game is set at 219.

Washington comes in on a 2-game winning streak and is 14th in the Eastern Conference. Memphis, on the other hand, has lost two straight and is 13th in the Western Conference. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 ET at FedExForum.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Wizards -2

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 108-105 in favor of the Wizards.
  • Our projections have Kyle Kuzma finishing with Kyle Kuzma points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Wizards finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.7% and knocking down 12 threes.

Does Washington Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Washington is 30-33 against the spread this season and has covered in their last two games. On the road, they are 21-13 ATS compared to 9-20 at home.

The Wizards have gone 31-33 on the over/under this season, and their games have averaged 238.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 219, and their games have averaged 239.8 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Wizards have won two straight games and are 11-53 overall. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 14th place and 5th in the Southeast Division.

Against the Eastern Conference, the Wizards are 8-33 compared to 3-20 against the West. As the favorite this season, Washington is 1-3 and 4-11 vs. the spread. As the favorite, their ATS record is 1-3.

In their last game, Washington defeated the Heat by a score of 110-108. The Wizards were 11.5-point underdogs going into the game, and the O/U line was 228.5.

Heading into their matchup with the Grizzlies, the Wizards are 16th in the NBA in scoring at 114.4 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 115.1 points compared to 113.6 at home.

Despite being 1st in pace, the Wizards are just 17th in field goal percentage. They are also 29th in three-point shooting at 35%.

So far, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 46.9% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 8th in the league.

At present, the Wizards’ defense is ranked 30th, allowing 123.9 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Wizards’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.5% and allowing 36.6% from beyond the arc.

Do the Grizzlies Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

As the underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 16-33 this season and are 26-23 against the spread as the underdog. Currently, they have lost two straight games as the underdog.

In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Thunder by a score of 124-93. They were 15-point underdogs in that game. Memphis is now 22-43 on the season and are in 13th place in the Western Conference.

At home, the Grizzlies are 12-20 against the spread and have an average scoring differential of -7.8 points per game. Their straight-up home record is 7-25.

This season, Memphis has an O/U record of 29-35-1, and the under has hit in their last two games. The average over/under line in their games is 218.3 points.

In Western Conference games, the Grizzlies are 13-29 compared to 9-14 against non-conference opponents. Today, they are 2-point underdogs against the Wizards.

So far this season, the Grizzlies have struggled to score at home, averaging just 103 points per game. Overall, they are 30th in the league in scoring at 105.8 points per game. In terms of shooting, Memphis is 30th in field goal percentage at 43%.

One area where the Grizzlies have been successful is getting up three-point shots. They are 5th in the league in three-point attempts at 38.3 per game. However, they have struggled to make them, shooting just 34% from beyond the arc.

When it comes to pace, Memphis is 16th in the NBA at 98 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 24th in the league at 24.8 per game.

This season, the Grizzlies’ defense is the 9th ranked defense in the NBA at 9th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 55.4% of their games. Opponents are hitting 53.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.