The NBA is back, not really with a bang, but there are still two games that can ease us back into the swing of things.
We have all the answers and the best free NBA picks for you below.
Washington Wizards @ Memphis Grizzlies – 8PM ET
This All-Star break did well to most of the teams, but the Washington Wizards are certainly not one of them. They recorded eight wins in 11 games before the break, including the most recent one over the Los Angeles Clippers at home.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards in a 119-117 win over the Clips with 33 points, seven rebounds, and two steals, while Russell Westbrook nearly posted a triple-double of 27 points, game-high 11 assists, and nine boards, along with game-high four thefts.
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— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 9, 2021
The Memphis Grizzlies were on a two-game winning streak but they failed to make it three in a row as the Milwaukee Bucks edged them in a narrow game. Ja Morant was phenomenal in a 112-111 defeat as he posted 35 points with six rebounds and five assists.
Dillon Brooks had 23 points, team-high seven dimes, four boards, and game-high three steals, while Jonas Valanciunas recorded a double-double of 13 points and game-high 12 rebounds.
NBA Pick – Memphis Grizzlies (-125)
NBA Spread – Memphis Grizzlies -2 (-110)
Total Points Pick – Under 238 (-110)
San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks – 8:30PM ET
The two playoff contenders will meet at American Airlines Center in the Southwest Division clash when the San Antonio Spurs take on the Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs went to the All-Star break in a hot and cold form as they lost three of the last five games.
DeMar DeRozan led San Antonio in a 107-102 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Trey Lyles posted a double-double of 15 points and game-high ten boards, while Dejounte Murray chipped in with 14 points, game-high nine dishes, four boards, and two steals.
Tim Hardaway led the team in an 87-78 victory with 19 points and six rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis recorded a double-double of 19 points and game-high 13 boards, while Josh Richardson contributed with 16 points, six rebounds, and game-high four steals.
NBA Pick – Dallas Mavericks (-189)
NBA Spread – Dallas Mavericks -4.5 (-110)
Total Points Pick – Under 219.5 (-110)
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*Odds and spreads correct at time of publication, courtesy of Bet365.