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Grizzlies take on Wizards in hoops contest

Memphis GrizzliesWashington Wizards
33-25March 03, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center31-28

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Memphis when they hit take on the Wizards on Monday in pro hoops betting action.

Washington will face the 33-25 Grizzlies, who own a 25-31-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 33-26 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 29-29 favoring the OVER.

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Grizzlies listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 189.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game pits the Wizards, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-91 victory for the Wizards.

In their last action, Memphis was a 110-96 winner at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Zach Randolph scored 23 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Memphis over Cleveland, 110-96, on Saturday at FedExForum.

The Wizards were a 122-103 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. Trevor Ariza went off for 40 points and added 2 rebounds leading Washington to a 122-103 win over Philadelphia on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 21 in the league with 42.19 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 7.85 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 30 with 5.02 per contest.

Next up:
Memphis at Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 5th
Washington home to Utah, Wednesday, March 5th