Memphis Grizzlies (15-15) at Washington Wizards (13-19)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards +1 -- Over/Under: 237.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.4 points and 7.7 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 15.8 points and 11.1 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Clarke is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 33.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 19.9 points and 9.6 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing three rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 overall. The over is 12-4 in Wizards last 16 home games. The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been the better team over the course of the season and they play their best ball on the road where they win by an average of 6.6 points. However, the Wizards are playing their best ball of the season, as they've finally figured things out, and their only losses since February 13 came against the Clippers and a last second shot against the Celtics. The Wizards and the free point at home feels like the better spot. I'll take it.