Washington Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 3/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+1.5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (16-16) host the Washington Wizards (14-20) at FedExForum on Wednesday. Washington opens this game as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 236.5.
The Washington Wizards stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Clippers and walked away with a win by a score of 119-117 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest with a 45.5% field goal percentage (40 out of 88) and buried 9 of their 23 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Wizards knocked down 30 of 42 tries for a rate of 71.4%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they collected 41 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With respect to defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 38 of 82 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 24 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. In addition, Los Angeles totaled 45 rebounds (10 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Los Angeles ended up going 92.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 25 of 27 attempts. They also converted 16 out of their 35 shots from 3-point land.
Bradley Beal is one guy who was a major factor in this game. He had 33 points on 9 out of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 36:42 mins and also grabbed 7 boards. Beal finished 39.1% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He totaled 9 rebounds in 35:40 min played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 47.4% from the field in this game by connecting on 9-of-19 (27 points). Overall, Westbrook had accumulated 11 assists.
Washington comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 14-20 so far this season. They turn it over 14.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 22.1 fouls per game. As a team, Washington is collecting 44.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 846 dimes on the season, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing. The Wizards are connecting on 34.4% on three-point attempts (379 of 1,101) and 76.4% from the free throw line. They average 114.8 pts per game (8th in the NBA) while going 46.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Wizards are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 22.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 8th in the league in giving up assists with 813 surrendered so far this season. The Wizards defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.4% (514 of 771) and they surrender 47.1 boards per game as a unit. They give up 38.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 29th in the NBA in opponents PPG (119.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Memphis Grizzlies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 112-111 when they played the Milwaukee Bucks. The Grizzlies collected 39 defensive boards and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 56 in this game. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 13 steals in this game. The Bucks were called for 19 fouls for the matchup which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 23 of those for a percentage of 95.8%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, Memphis made 8 out of their 34 attempts (23.5%). In all, the Grizzlies shot 40 out of 101 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.6%. The Grizzlies permitted the Bucks to convert 42 of 95 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 44.2% in the game. They finished the game shooting 29.4% from three-point range by shooting 10 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis allowed Milwaukee to pull down 52 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Ja Morant ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies for the contest. He converted 11 out of 25 in the game for a field goal percentage of 44.0%, and added 6 rebounds. Morant had 35 points in his 38:54 mins of playing time and had 5 dimes in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He walked away with 7 dimes in his 34:41 mins on the court, and he put in 7 out of 20 from the floor. Brooks walked away from this one going 35.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 23 points and 4 rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 16-16 this season. The Grizzlies have committed 18.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 79.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.0 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. Memphis has totaled 3,571 points on the campaign (111.6 per contest) and they pull in 45.1 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which is 16th in the league. The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 8th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.8. They have allowed 25.4 assists and 43.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 22nd and 16th in the league. The Memphis defense gives up 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc (418 of 1,116) and opponents are connecting on 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 16.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (21st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+1.5)
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