Washington Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 1/29/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Washington Wizards (23-25) are hitting the road to FedExForum on Saturday where they will try to beat the Memphis Grizzlies (33-17).
The Wizards took the court against the Clippers and went home with a loss by a final score of 116-115 in their last contest. Washington finished the contest having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (37 of 80) and made 9 out of their 27 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Wizards made 32 of 40 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 52 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 25 assists for the game in addition to creating 5 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In the matter of the defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 41.5% from the field on 39 of 94 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 48 dimes and had 28 steals for the contest. On top of that, Los Angeles pulled down 36 rebounds (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 87.1% at the free throw line by converting 27 of 31 tries. They also knocked down 11 out of their 29 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Wizards finished with 24 while the Clippers finished the game with 11 personal fouls.
Bradley Beal is a guy who played a role for this game. He recorded 23 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes played and also collected 9 rebounds. Beal finished shooting 53.3% from the field and also recorded 6 assists.
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Washington comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 23-25 this year. They have an average of 107.9 pts per contest (20th in basketball) while hitting 46.6% from the field. The Wizards are hitting 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (484 of 1,495) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is collecting 44.5 boards per game and has accounted for 1,153 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 16th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.0 fouls every game.
On defense, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.4 fouls. They are 4th in the league in allowing assists with 1,101 surrendered this year. The Wizards are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.5% (1,943 of 4,273) and they relinquish 44.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 34.9% from 3-point land and they are ranked 18th in the league in opponents PPG (110.0).
In their last game, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 118-110 against the Spurs. The Grizzlies were able to snag 32 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 44 in the game. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Spurs had 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 26 shots. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.1%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Memphis made 7 out of 23 tries (30.4%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies went 46 out of 90 from the floor which had them shooting 51.1%. The Grizzlies permitted the Spurs to make 43 of 94 tries from the floor which had them shooting 45.7% for the game. They finished 24.3% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 19 at the charity stripe (78.9%). In relation to attacking the glass, Memphis permitted San Antonio to pull down 26 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant was important for the Grizzlies for this game. He made 15 of 28 in this matchup giving him a rate of 53.6%, and had 5 rebounds. Morant earned 41 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 8 dimes for the contest.
Memphis has a record of 33-17 for the season. As an offensive team, the Grizzlies are shooting 45.4% from the field, which ranks 16th in the league. Memphis has accumulated 5,588 points this season (111.8 per game) and they pull in 48.2 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 25.0 times per game (9th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Grizzlies are committing 19.1 fouls every game and they connect on 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Grizzlies are ranked 15th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 108.4. They are forcing 15.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (15th in the league). The Memphis defense gives up 35.8% on 3-point shots (628 of 1,753) and their opposition knocks down 78.1% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 25.2 dimes and 43.0 rebounds per contest, ranking them 22nd and 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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