Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards - 10/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (0-1) at Memphis Grizzlies (1-0)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +1 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies square off Sunday night at the FedExForum on NBATV.
The Washington Wizards look to get back on track after not playing since their Thursday season opening loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The Washington Wizards are averaging 99 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 50 percent shooting. Markieff Morris is averaging 22 points and four rebounds while Bradley Beal is averaging 13 points and four assists. John Wall is the third double-digit scorer and Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing six rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 46.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to remain unbeaten at home after losing to the New York Knicks Saturday night. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 103 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 19 points and 4.5 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 assists. Zach Randolph is the third double-digit scorer and James Ennis is grabbing five rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last eight regular season home games.
The Wizards are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest. The Wizards are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Memphis and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I've said throughout the preseason that I'm not high on the Washington Wizards at all, as they rely way too much on Beal and Wall. There's no depth behind those two guards and the Wizards struggle because of it. Even though the Grizzlies played yesterday, they have the toughness and the defense to make life tough for the Wizards role players. The Grizzlies and the free point at home is one of the better bets on the board for Sunday.