At 6:00 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies will host the Golden State Warriors at FedExForum. The Grizzlies come into the game on a two-game losing streak and have a record of 14-25. They are currently 13th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Southwest Division.
Golden State is favored by 8 points and has a record of 18-21. They are 12th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Pacific Division. The over/under line for the game is set at 227 points.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +8
This game will be played at FedExForum at 6:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.
WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-109 in favor of the Warriors.
- Our projections have Stephen Curry finishing with Stephen Curry points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Warriors finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.7% and knocking down 14 threes.
Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Warriors?
In their last game, the Warriors lost to the Bucks by a score of 129-118. The O/U line for the game was 241.5, and Golden State covered the spread as 13.5-point underdogs.
This season, the Warriors have an O/U record of 23-15-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. Today’s O/U line is set at 227, which is lower than their season average of 231.
Golden State is 18-21 on the season and is currently in 12th place in the Western Conference. Against the spread, they are 18-20 and have covered in their last two games.
On the road, the Warriors are 11-6 ATS compared to 7-14 ATS at home. As the favorite, they are 14-8 straight-up and 7-15 ATS. Their ATS record as the favorite is 4-13.
For the season, Golden State has an average scoring differential of +1.1 points per game on the road. In non-conference games, they are 7-5 and 3-6 against other teams in the Pacific Division.
Against the Western Conference, the Warriors are 11-16 compared to 7-5 in non-conference games. Today, they are favored by 8 points against the Grizzlies.
The Warriors are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 14.8 made threes per game, which is fourth in the NBA. They are also 15th in pace at 99.1 possessions per game.
Golden State’s offense is scoring 117.4 points per game this season, which is 9th in the league. On the road, they are averaging 119.6 points per game compared to 115.8 at home.
So far this season, the Warriors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.4% of their games. They are also 23rd in field goal percentage at 46% and 15th in true shooting percentage.
Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 22nd rank in the NBA, allowing 118.2 points per game. In their previous game, the Warriors’ defense struggled against the Bucks, giving up 129 points on a field goal percentage of 48%.
Will the Grizzlies Defense Show Up at Home?
The Grizzlies have lost two straight games as the underdog, and they are 8-point underdogs today vs. the Warriors. This season, Memphis has been the underdog in 26 of their 39 games.
Memphis’ ATS record for the season is 16-23, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last five home games. On the road, they are 12-9 vs. the spread compared to 4-14 at home.
On average, Memphis’ games have finished with a combined scoring total of 221.4 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 227. This season, the Grizzlies have a 16-22-1 O/U record.
In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Knicks by a score of 106-94. The O/U line for that game was 219 points, and Memphis was a 10.5-point underdog going into the game.
Overall, the Grizzlies are 14-25 this season and are in 13th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 11-20 and 6-6 against division opponents.
At home, the Grizzlies are averaging 104.6 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. Overall, they are 29th in scoring at 108.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Memphis is 29th at 44%. They are 13th in pace at 99.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 9th in made threes at 13.3 per game. However, they are just 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 33%. In terms of free throws, Memphis is 26th in made free throws at 16.2 per game.
So far this season, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 25.6% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 26th at 24.7 per game. When it comes to offensive rebounding, Memphis is 22nd in the league.
So far, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 14th in the league at 113.4 points per contest. Memphis’ defense is currently forcing 13.8 turnovers per game, which is 21st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.2 rejections per game.