Grizzlies vs Wizards Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -1
Capital One Arena is the site where Ish Smith and the Washington Wizards (18-32, 3rd in the Southeast Division) will play the Memphis Grizzlies (26-26, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Sunday. Memphis opens this contest as 1 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 239.
The Grizzlies cover the spread 54.9% of the time, having gone 28-23-1 ATS. Washington is covering 51.0% of the time, going 25-24-1 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
02/07/20 C Thomas Bryant Foot is questionable Sunday vs Memphis
Jonas Valanciunas averages 15.1 points per contest in 25.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 10.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Ja Morant comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Bradley Beal averages 29.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Ish Smith scores 11.0 points per contest while playing 26.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 114.9 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Memphis averages 113.2 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 45.3 boards per contest and 27.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards give up 120.7 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest. Washington is 4th in the NBA with 115.8 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -4.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.6. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.0.
The Grizzlies are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 19th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Memphis is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 117.1, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -1 and over 239 total points
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