Washington Wizards vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/14/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -2.5
Jaren Jackson and the Memphis Grizzlies (8-16, 4th in the Southwest Division) play the Washington Wizards (7-16, 4th in the Southeast Division) at FedExForum on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Washington opens this matchup as 2.5 point dogs. The over/under is set at 216.
The Wizards cover the spread 54.5% of the time, having gone 12-10-1 ATS. Memphis is covering 41.7% of the time, going 10-14-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/12/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Game Time Decision
12/11/2019 Isaac Bonga SG Head Game Time Decision
12/10/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
12/9/2019 Isaiah Thomas PG Calf Expected to be out until at least Dec 16
12/5/2019 Jordan McRae SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
12/4/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/12/2019 Grayson Allen SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
12/12/2019 Brandon Clarke SF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
12/12/2019 Ja Morant PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
12/11/2019 Josh Jackson SG Suspension Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
12/10/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Davis Bertans averages 15.7 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%. Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 27.4 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per night. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jonas Valanciunas averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Jaren Jackson scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 122.1 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 26.1 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Washington averages 117.7 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 41.7 boards per contest and 28.2 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies give up 116.0 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.5 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest. Memphis is 18th in the NBA with 109.0 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -7.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.3. The Grizzlies are 6th in turnovers per contest with 16.2.
The Wizards are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 117.2, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 30th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Washington is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Memphis is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 20th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis -2.5 and over 216 total points
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