Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards - 2/11/14
Washington Wizards (25-25) at Memphis Grizzlies (27-23)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
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The Washington Wizards hope to climb back over the .500 mark tonight when they pay a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Wizards have won three of their last five and were able to avoid a third straight loss on Sunday by taking down the Kings by 93-84. John Wall had just 12 points while Bradley Beal made four threes on his way to 16 points, but Nene Hilario really led the way on both ends of the court, stuffing the stat sheet with 18 points, five assists, two steals and three blocks. Defensively, the Wizards couldn't do much to stop Isaiah Thomas who poured in 30 points, but they were able to keep a lid on the rest of the Kings, especially DeMarcus Cousins who had just 14 points on three of 16 shooting. With the win, Washington get back to .500 on the season with a record of 25-25.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have lost three of their last four and will be keen to make up for an embarassing 91-83 overtime loss at Cleveland on Sunday. Nick Calathes led the team with 17 points while Zach Randolph added 14, but while the Grizzlies were able to bounce back from a first half of just 33 points, they went ice-cold in overtime and managed just five points. The good news is that they could have Mike Conley back in uniform for tonight's game, but you will have to check before tip-off to confirm that. With the loss, Memphis is now 27-23 on the season and 14-9 on the road where they've lost two of their last three.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last six against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Grizzlies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Wizards are 1-6-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in Memphis and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five overall.
The Grizzlies have opened as slight favorites at home which seems about right, but I actually have a feeling about these young Wizards. I actually think Washington will win this game so the extra points are a nice gift.