The NBA betting action goes on with a nine-game Friday card, so we are taking a closer look at the Western Conference showdown from FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, to get you the best Warriors vs. Grizzlies betting pick along with the latest odds update on Bookmaker Sportsbook.
Golden State and Memphis wrap up their four-game regular-season series, and the Grizzlies look to win it for the second time in three years. The last time they met each other, the Grizzlies defeated the Warriors 116-108 as 2.5-point home underdogs.
The Warriors play on the second night of a back-to-back
The Golden State Warriors will close down their five-game road trip Monday in Memphis, playing on the second day of a back-to-back set. They visited Washington on Sunday night, looking to get back on the right track.
Golden State has dropped four of its last five contests. Last Friday, the Dubs suffered a 121-110 defeat at the Atlanta Hawks as small 2-point road dogs. Klay Thompson went off for 37 points on 14-for-26 shooting from the field, but the Warriors’ defense was struggling all night long.
Jordan Poole replaced Stephen Curry in the starting lineup, and the 22-year-old Michigan product posted a 24-point, 10-assist double-double against the Hawks. Curry is recovering from a foot injury and won’t be available by the end of the week. The Warriors occupy the No. 3 seed in the West, three games ahead of the No. 4 seed and 3.5 games off the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies won eight of their last nine contests
The Memphis Grizzlies (52-23; 49-26 ATS) extended their winning streak to four games this past Saturday. They trounced the Milwaukee Bucks 127-102 as 1-point home underdogs. The Grizzlies played some lovely stuff on the defensive end and held the reigning champions to 39.8% shooting from the field and 21.9% from beyond the arc.
On the other side of the ball, the Grizzlies committed only eight turnovers and handed out 30 assists. De’Anthony Melton led the charge with 24 points off the bench, while Tyus Jones, who replaced Ja Morant in the starting five, finished with 13 points and ten assists.
Morant is recovering from a knee injury and will probably remain on the shelf for the rest of the regular season. He’s missed the previous four games, and the surging Grizzlies have gone 4-0 straight up and ATS in that span.
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games overall
- 3-6 ATS in the last nine games against Memphis
- 14-3 ATS in the last 17 games at home
- 5-1 ATS in the last six games overall
Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies Pick
Both teams miss their best players, so I have to back the Grizzlies to cover due to their excellent run of form. Also, the Grizzlies have been ridiculous at home lately, going 15-2 SU and 14-3 ATS in their previous 17 showings at FedExForum.
Memphis will probably secure the second-place finish in the West with a victory over the Warriors, who’ll almost certainly remain the No. 3 seed. The Grizzlies will look to shut down the Dubs’ offense after yielding only 107.1 points per 100 possessions over their last five outings (1st in the NBA).
Pick: Take Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies’ defense has done a superb job over the last couple of weeks. Memphis has allowed 103 or fewer points in four of its previous six games overall. Hereof, I’m expecting the Warriors’ offense to struggle in this tough road matchup.
Over their last five showings, the Warriors have scored just 108.7 points per 100 possessions (25th in the NBA). The under is 6-3 in their previous nine games at any location, and it is 7-2-1 in the last ten encounters between Golden State and Memphis.
Pick: Go under