Memphis Grizzlies at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 8-19. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 97.6 points per contest while giving up 101.8 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 14-12. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-17-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-18-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 9-17-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/11/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is "?" Wednesday vs Washington
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/11/17 C Ian Mahinmi Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Brooklyn
11/25/17 PG John Wall Knee is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Tyreke Evans averages 18.2 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Bradley Beal averages 23.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Otto Porter averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 97.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.19 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 13th in the league with 106.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.42. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Wizards are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Wizards surrender 104 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Memphis is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Washington is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Wizards are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -5
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