On Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, the Memphis Grizzlies (5-3) are playing the Washington Wizards (5-3) at Capital One Arena. As of now, both teams are 5-3 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season. BetUS odds are available down below.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards odds, predictions, picks and game preview
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Capital One Arena; Washington D.C.
TV channels: Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, NBA League Pass, NBC Sports Washington
Radio broadcast: WTEM, WMFS
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Wizards have a 53.2% probability of winning
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards news
According to Land of Basketball’s database, based on 49 games played all-time in the regular season, the Grizzlies are 28-21 versus the Wizards. Additionally, in the past three head-to-head meetings, Memphis is 3-0 against Washington. On Mar. 10, 2021, the last time these teams played one another, the Grizzlies won 127-112 at home. Not to mention, Memphis is 6-4 versus Washington in the team’s previous 10 head-to-head matches.
Entering tonight’s game at Capital One Arena, Grizzlies center Steven Adams is one of the only two players on his team to make at least 15 consecutive free throws this season. Before the 2021-22 NBA season, his career free throw shooting percentage was 54.8%. As of today, he is 15-for-15 at the free throw line. Memphis acquired Adams in a trade with the Pelicans on Aug. 7, 2021.
Steven Adams is one of two NBA players this season to attempt at least 15 free throws and make them all. The other is Washington’s Bradley Beal. https://t.co/EgN7sWccSi
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 4, 2021
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards betting odds and lines
Point spread: pick’em (-110)
Best moneyline: Not available
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards injury report
Grizzlies: SF Dillon Brooks (out indefinitely)
Wizards: PF Davis Bertans (out indefinitely) | C Thomas Bryant (out) | PF Rui Hachimura (out) | PG Cassius Winston (out) | PF Anthony Gill (out)
Dillon Brooks – LT Hand Fracture Recovery
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 4, 2021
The Wizards do not have Kyle Kuzma (forearm contusion) on the injury report for tomorrow. Wes Unseld Jr. said he will be evaluated at shootaround, but may be a good sign.
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) November 4, 2021
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards preview
Moreover, on Wednesday, in the Grizzlies’ 108-106 home win over the Nuggets, forward Jaren Jackson Jr. ended his performance with a team-high 22 points and 8 rebounds in 30 minutes played. Likewise, guard Ja Morant closed out his night with 18 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 33 minutes on the court. Memphis outscored Denver 37 to 19 in the opening quarter.
While the Grizzlies were out-rebounded 44 to 36 and outscored 60 to 46 in the paint, they were more accurate for both long-range and short-range shooting. They shot 42-for-81 (51.9%) from the field and 16-for-34 (47.1%) from behind the arc. Now, the team is 3-1 at home and 2-2 away. They are also now on a two-game winning streak.
Meanwhile, in the Wizards’ 109-100 home loss versus the Raptors, guard Bradley Beal led his team in scoring, putting up 25 points in 39 minutes of action. Montrezl Harrell contributed 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 27 minutes spent on the court as well. Washington attempted to make a comeback in the second half, but the team’s 19-point second quarter performance cost them the game.
On top of outscoring Toronto 40 to 34 in the paint, they shot 34-for-78 (43.6%) from the floor and 8-for-32 (25%) from three-point range. Leading into Friday night’s matchup, the Wizards are 3-1 at home and 2-2 away. Despite struggling to play at a high level on the road, they’re usually a better team at Capital One Arena.
Projected starting lineup:
Grizzlies: PG Ja Morant | SG De’Anthony Melton | SF Desmond Bane | PF Jaren Jackson Jr. | C Steven Adams
Wizards: PG Spencer Dinwiddie | SG Bradley Beal | SF Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | PF Kyle Kuzma | C Daniel Gafford
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards prediction
Furthermore, the total is set at 218 for tonight’s intraconference match. Referencing the spread consensus, 53% of bettors are predicting the Wizards to cover the spread. Pertaining to the point total consensus, 61% of gamblers are expecting the total to go over 218. At this point of the 2021-22 NBA regular season, the Grizzlies are 2-1 as selected favorites and 3-2 as underdogs, while the Wizards are 1-1 as favorites and 4-2 as underdogs. One notable observations is that Washington plays better as an underdog.
For useful betting trends, the Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games. Plus, the total has gone under in four of the team’s past five contests. Next, the total has gone under in five of the Grizzlies’ previous six games played at Capital One Arena. To add to these betting statistics, the team is 2-6 straight up in the month of November, and the total has gone over in six of the team’s last eight road games.
On the flip side, the Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their previous five games played against Western Conference opponents. Also, they are 6-0 SU in their past six games played on a Friday. And, the total has gone over in six of Washington’s last seen contests played at Capital One Arena. Finally, the Wizards are 1-5 ATS in the team’s previous six games played in November.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards betting pick
Pick the Wizards to win at home and the total will go over 220.5. BetUS oddsmakers could not determine a a clear favorite in this matchup. Having said that, Washington is 3-1 at home.
Source: Basketball Insider