In one of only two games coming off the NBA All-Star break, the Washington Wizards will take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET. These two teams just played each other last week, where the Grizzlies defeated the Wizards 125-111 in D.C.
Memphis is coming into this matchup off of a tough 112-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks last Thursday. That one-point loss snapped their two-game win streak, but they’ve won three out of their last five games. The Grizzlies are also 5-5 in their last 10.
As for Washington, they snapped their two-game losing streak last Thursday, where they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 119-117. The Wizards have also won three out of their last five games and are 7-3 in their last 10.
Can Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook get payback for their loss last week to Memphis? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Wizards vs. Grizzlies, 8:00 p.m. ET, League Pass
Pick ATS: Wizards +3
The line for Wednesday night’s game is currently set at three points, with the Grizzlies favored at home. Both teams have played well in their last five games before the NBA All-Star break.
However, the Grizzlies have a record 7-10 at home this season, while the Wizards have a record of 7-11 away from the Verizon Center. When they just played each other last week, Memphis crushed Washington 125-111, with Ja Morant posted a game-high 35 points, 10 assists, and five rebounds in 33 minutes. The spread for that contest was only one point, where the Wizards were actually favored.
It would not be surprising to see the Wizards win on Wednesday, despite a 4-10 record against other teams who are also under . 500. Washington has a record 9-2 against the spread in their 11 games and 5-1 ATS in their last six road contests. Their lone road loss happened against the Clippers, where they were 12-point underdogs, but fell 135-116.
Memphis has also been playing well against the spread with a record of 4-1 in their last five games. They are also 4-1 in their last five contests against teams from the East, but are only 8-9-1 at home against the spread this season.
Player Prop: Brandon Clarke O10.5 points (-110)
There are a few interesting player prop plays in Wednesday night’s game between the Wizards and Grizzlies. But a prop that you should consider playing is Brandon Clarke over 10.5 points. The second-year forward is having a solid year, averaging 12.2 points per game and shooting 51.5 percent from the field. Washington does not have a dominant options in the frontcourt, which should give Clarke opportunities to thrive. The former first-round pick has gone over 10.5 points in 17 out of 27 games this season. In their first meeting last week, Clarke had 14 points (6-9 FG) in 34 minutes played.
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