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Washington Wizards vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies at Washington Wizards
Date & Time Saturday March 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Capital One Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Wizards -2.5 -- Over/Under: 224
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Memphis Grizzlies look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 101.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.6 points and 6.4 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 17.5 points and eight rebounds. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last six road games.

The Washington Wizards look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 25.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Bobby Portis is averaging 15.5 points and 9.1 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Parker is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won four of their last five home games.

The Grizzlies are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 road games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wizards are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 13-4 in Wizards last 17 overall. The under is 14-6 in Grizzlies last 20 road games.

The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing a Grizzlies squad that struggles offensively on the road and is losing by an average of 5.4 points. The Grizzlies also have issues with teams that like to push the pace and score a ton of points, and the Wizards are averaging almost 119 points on 48.4 percent shooting in their last five games. The Grizzlies have been a nice fade on the road these past several weeks, and this is a bad matchup for them style wise. I'll eat the chalk with the Wizards.

Washington Wizards -2.5

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