Grizzlies vs. Wizards Prediction

NBA Predictions: Grizzlies a good underdog play vs. Wizards? 1/5/18

Will the Memphis Grizzlies cover the spread as a home underdog tonight when they host the Washington Wizards at 9:30 p.m. ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Memphis. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Grizzlies are 4.5-point home underdogs versus the Wizards, who opened as 4-point favorite. The total, meanwhile, sits at 205.5 points after hitting the board at 206.5.

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Who Public Bettors Like: Washington. As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets are on the Wizards while 67% of the money is also on Washington to cover the spread.

Injury Report: Sheldon McClellan is out for the Wizards with an achilles injury. On the other side, Mike Conley (heel) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are out for the Grizzlies while Andrew Harrison (shoulder) is doubtful.

Who We Like: Memphis. The Wizards are 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 games in Memphis. They've also failed to cover in four of their last five road games, they're 2-6 against the number in their last eight games coming off a win, and are 7-18-1 against the number in their last 26 road games versus a team with a losing home record.

The Grizzlies, meanwhile, have covered the spread in five of their last six home games coming off a road trip of seven or more days. They're also 3-1-1 against the number in their last five games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous contest.

 

FRIDAY NBA PREDICTIONS: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +4.5

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