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
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.
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