NBA odds preview - Grizzlies vs. Wizards
Memphis Grizzlies vs Washington Wizards Odds
Memphis pays a visit to Washington on Monday, hoping to send the Wizards to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Verizon Center.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Wizards currently sports a record of 25-44, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 41-27-1 ATS. The Grizzlies are 47-22 and 39-29-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 26-42-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 28-40-1 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Wizards as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 181, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 15 and the Grizzlies at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-90 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 8-rated squad against Memphis's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 18 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.7 per outing.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.8 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
Memphis won its last outing, a 110-106 result against the Celtics on March 23. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jerryd Bayless poured in 30 points for Memphis on Saturday, as they defeated Boston 110-106 at FedExForum.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 101-92 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cartier Martin scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Wizards to victory (they lost 101-92 to Golden State at Oracle Arena on Saturday).
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Grizzlies at Wizards trends to consider:
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games
Memphis is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Memphis
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 21 games
Memphis at New York, Wednesday, March 27
Washington at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 27