Memphis Grizzlies at Washington Wizards NBA Betting Tips 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 28-41. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.4 as they average 101.8 points per contest while giving up 104.1 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 29-39 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 114.4 points per game and surrender 116.8, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-36-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-41-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 31-35-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 42-26-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
03/14/19 SF Sam Dekker Back is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
03/14/19 SF Trevor Ariza Knee is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Avery Bradley averages 9.7 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Bradley Beal averages 25.8 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Trevor Ariza averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 7th in the league with 114.4 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.7. The Wizards are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Wizards surrender 116.8 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Grizzlies are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 6th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 28th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Memphis is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Washington is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Wizards are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 27th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -5
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