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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards
October 28, 2023
The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Washington, District of Columbia to face the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena with the game starting at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday evening.
Memphis enters this game with a record of 0-2 following a 104-108 loss at home against the Denver Nuggets while failing to cover the 6.5-point spread as a home underdog on Friday evening. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the team in scoring and blocks with 21 points and three blocks. Jaren Jackson Jr and Ziaire Williams were tied for the team lead in rebounds with 9 rebounds apiece. Marcus Smart led the team in assists and steals with five assists and five steals.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 104 points per game this season while allowing an average of 109.5 points per game. Desmond Bane leads the team in scoring with an average of 25.5 points per game this season. Xavier Tillman leads the team in rebounds with an average of ten rebounds per game. Desmond Bane and Marcus Smart are tied for the team in assists with an average of four assists per game apiece. Marcus Smart leads the team in steals with an average of 3.5 steals per game on the year. Jaren Jackson Jr. leads the team in blocks with an average of four blocks per game this season.
The Washington Wizards enter this game with a record of 0-1 following a 120-143 loss at home against the Indiana Pacers while failing to cover the 5-point spread as a road underdog on Wednesday evening. Kyle Kuzma led the team in scoring with 25 points. Deni Avdija led the team in rebounds with seven rebounds. Delon Wright led the team in assists and steals with six assists and three steals. Bilal Coulibaly led the team in blocks with three blocks.
Washington is averaging 120 points per game which ranks 6
in the NBA while allowing an average of 143 points per game which is the most in the league. Kyle Kuzma leads the team in scoring with an average of 25 points per game. Deni Avdija leads the team in rebounds with an average of 7 rebounds per game. Tyus Jones and Delon Wright are tied for the team in assists with an average of 6 assists apiece. Delon Wright leads the team in steals with an average of 3 steals per game on the year. Bilal Coulibaly leads the team in blocks with an average of 3 blocks per game this season.
BookMaker has the Memphis Grizzlies listed as 1.5-point favorites on the road against the Washington Wizards on Saturday evening. Memphis has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Grizzlies are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Wizards are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Memphis Grizzlies are 0-2 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Washington Wizards are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as an underdog this season.
The teams are a combined 0-3 ATS this season, however, Memphis has been the better team in the series winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three games, and are the slightly more talented team despite their record of 0-2. I look for the Grizzlies to get the win on the road which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Memphis Grizzlies when they travel to face the Washington Wizards.
Spooky Express Pick: Memphis Grizzlies Moneyline (-125)
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