It is the last of a three-game road trip for the Wizards and they are underdogs on the NBA betting line in this contest at Memphis. Here is a look at some stats and trends to consider for this basketball betting matchup between Washington and Memphis.
Basketball betting has seen the Grizzlies win six of the last ten meetings against Washington. They are also 6-4 against the NBA betting odds. The teams met three times last year and the Grizzlies won two of the three. The teams met only once in Memphis last basketball betting season and the Grizzlies won 112-107. That game went well over the NBA betting total and in this series four of the last five have gone over between Washington and Memphis.
Washington has a losing record at home and on the road this season in basketball betting. The Wizards are in last place in the Southeast Division and they have shown no signs of that changing even though on paper, the Wizards should be better. The team has Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison who can impact basketball betting results. With these three players the Wizards should be winning more in basketball betting. Washington is below average on offense even with these three players and they are well below average on defense. One thing that has happened in NBA betting with Washington is that they tend to go under the total in road games. That is somewhat surprising considering the Wizards really don’t play a lot of defense.
Memphis is just below .500 this season but they have been a very good team at home in basketball betting. In fact, the Grizzlies are a very profitable 10-4 against the basketball betting odds at home this season. The Grizzlies are 8th in the league in scoring as basketball betting stats indicate but they still are struggling on defense. Memphis has a very talented young lineup. On a nightly basis they can have a number of players lead them in scoring. Rudy Gay is the leading scorer but right there are Zach Randolph, O.J. Mayo and Marc Gasol. The Grizzlies need to get this home win in basketball betting since they head out on the road after this game for tough games against Indiana, Phoenix and Portland.