Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Washington as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 15-14 and a road record of 6-8. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 95.9 points per game while giving up 100.2 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 12-14 and a home record of 6-7. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -3.5.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 12.9 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
John Wall averages 19.6 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 9.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Otto Porter averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Memphis averages 95.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Washington averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 22nd with 15.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-16-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-15-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 17-9-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/21/15 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/15 PG John Wall Ribs probable Wednesday vs. Memphis
12/21/15 PG Gary Neal Back "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
12/21/15 F Otto Porter Thigh "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
12/12/15 G Bradley Beal Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
12/11/15 F Drew Gooden Calf out indefinitely
11/30/15 F Nene Calf out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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