[8:10 PM] Wizards @ Grizzlies

Who will WIN this matchup?

Washington Wizards (0-1)

@ Memphis Grizzlies (1-1)


Current odds:

Washington Wizards: (-148)

Memphis Grizzlies: (+134)


ESPN simulations have Washington as 58.3% favorites to win the game.

57% of sports bets are currently on Washington to win as (-148) favorites.

John Wall’s first game of the season was a painful one – literally and figuratively – and the Washington Wizards star point guard will try to make amends when he leads his team into a matchup with the host Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. In a game that saw him fall to the floor multiple times – once when he drew a flagrant foul going in for a breakaway dunk – Wall finished 3-of-15 from the floor in Thursday’s 114-99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Grizzlies will have a quick turnaround after a 111-104 loss at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night in their first road game of the season. Defensive stopper Tony Allen missed his second straight game with a knee injury and is not expected to make his season debut in this one.

Wall should hit his stride in time and so too will fellow guard Bradley Beal, but the question with the latter is always his health. “This is probably the first time I came into the regular season with no soreness,” Beal told the Washington Post after scoring 13 points and handing out four assists against Atlanta. ”

James Ennis had 16 points in the loss to the Knicks and he is shooting 66.7 percent – including 4-of-7 from 3-point distance – through the first two games. Center Marc Gasol is averaging a team-high 19 points and Zach Randolph is at 16 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench.

Memphis is 16-4 at home against Washington.


StreakSmarts Pick: Washington Wizards

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick