Free NBA Pick: Wizards vs Grizzlies Lines
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(0-1) Washington Wizards vs. Memphis Grizzlies (1-0)
Date: Sunday October 30
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Washington -1
NBA Betting Total: 202.5
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The Washington Wizards came away on the losing end of a one sided loss to the newly re-vamped Atlanta Hawks. While the Memphis Grizzlies pulled out a clutch win over the young, tough, up incoming Minnesota Timberwolves team.
But now with Washington starting the season off on a rough patch, they’re hoping to put all that in the past in this upcoming match up with the rugged, hard-nosed Memphis Grizzlies.
The Washington Wizards struggled some for much of their game against the Atlanta Hawks.
They put up 99 points on the night, but they gave up 114 to the opposing team. That’s unacceptable if the team is planning to hang their hat on that end of the floor.
Last season they showed some promise on that end, but it was never consistent enough to win them games. So if they’re planning on winning more then 41 games and making the eastern conference postseason picture by seasons end, they better play with more effort defensively.
However despite a rough showing as a team last game, one of the few bright spots was power forward Markieff Morris. He put up 22 points on 9/18 shooting from the field.
John Wall also had his usual self, posting double-digit assist totals with 10 on the night. While Bradley Beal put up 13 points on an efficient 6/12 shooting from the field in only 24 minutes of action.
But despite the nice passing from John Wall, he had trouble taking the lid off the basket for much of the game making only 3-15 shot attempts. That really hurt the teams rhythm because Atlanta kept allowing John to shoot, and he never made them pay for it.
So this game look for him to be in attack mode more often. With Marc Gasol on a minutes restriction Memphis isn’t going to have a proper rim protector on the floor at all times. Now John is going to have to take advantage of that this game.
The Memphis Grizzlies continue to be hampered with injuries. Star offseason acquisition Chandler Parsons can’t suite up for the team yet, as he is still rehabbing from knee surgery.
Tony Allen wasn’t able to play because of a right knee injury, while Brandon Wright wasn’t able to either, as he continues to deal with ankle issues. So to put it in simple terms, the team has injuries all over the place.
Yet despite that, they were still able to come away with a tough win over a talented Minnesota Timberwolves team (final score 102-98.) James Ennis stepped up in the absence of Chandler Parsons, going off for 15 points on the night.
But the best player on the Memphis Grizzlies was the $153-million dollar man, Mike Conley. He scored 24 points (8/14 FG) and dished out 4 assists, while draining four shots from behind the arc in 30 minutes of play.
The Timberwolves had no answer to stopping him, and it showed in his excellent play. But in the next match up Mike Conley is going to be going up against a much better defender in John Wall, so he better be ready to continue playing at the level he’s accustomed to in the next game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-3-1 in Grizzlies last 16 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
- Over is 14-3 in Grizzlies last 17 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400
- Over is 6-2 in Grizzlies last 8 Sunday games
- Over is 4-0 in Wizards last 4 road games
- Over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600
Free Washington Wizards vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
Although the Memphis Grizzlies are injury riddled at the moment, the team is still full of savvy veterans that know how to consistently win games. I mean this is a team that won 42 games last season, despite playing 28 different players due to injuries.
So winning basketball is what the team expects to play at all times.
With their stingy defense it makes it a little easier for that outcome to become a reality game in and game out, because the Grizzlies refuse to give up easy points to their opponents.
Making it likely they do the same against a weak offensive unit in the Washington Wizards.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: +1
Washington is picked to win this one, but that isn’t going to be the likely outcome.
They just lost to a weaker Atlanta Hawks roster, that isn’t close to as good as the Memphis Grizzlies. So look for Memphis to come out on top in this match up.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Grizzlies 108 – Wizards 100
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