Thursday, January 20 2022

Who’s Playing

Memphis @ Washington

Current Records: Memphis 5-3; Washington 5-3

What to Know

The Washington Wizards haven’t won a game against the Memphis Grizzlies since March 16 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Friday. Washington will look to defend their home court against Memphis at 7 p.m. ET. The contest is expected to be a close one, with the Wizards going off at just a 1-point favorite.

Washington entered their matchup against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday without any home losses — but there’s a first time for everything. Washington fell to Toronto 109-100. One thing holding Washington back was the mediocre play of shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who did not have his best game: he finished with only eight points on 4-for-13 shooting in his 33 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, the Grizzlies came out on top in a nail-biter against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, sneaking past 108-106. The top scorer for Memphis was power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (22 points).

Washington ended up a good deal behind Memphis when they played when the two teams previously met in March, losing 127-112. Maybe Washington will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena — Washington, District of Columbia
  • TV: Bally Sports SouthEast Memphis
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $30.37

Odds

The Wizards are a slight 1-point favorite against the Grizzlies, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

See NBA picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.

Series History

Memphis have won seven out of their last 12 games against Washington.

  • Mar 10, 2021 – Memphis 127 vs. Washington 112
  • Mar 02, 2021 – Memphis 125 vs. Washington 111
  • Feb 09, 2020 – Memphis 106 vs. Washington 99
  • Dec 14, 2019 – Memphis 128 vs. Washington 111
  • Mar 16, 2019 – Washington 135 vs. Memphis 128
  • Oct 30, 2018 – Memphis 107 vs. Washington 95
  • Jan 05, 2018 – Washington 102 vs. Memphis 100
  • Dec 13, 2017 – Washington 93 vs. Memphis 87
  • Jan 18, 2017 – Washington 104 vs. Memphis 101
  • Oct 30, 2016 – Memphis 112 vs. Washington 103
  • Dec 23, 2015 – Washington 100 vs. Memphis 91
  • Dec 14, 2015 – Memphis 112 vs. Washington 95

Source: CBSSports.com

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