The back to back defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors test the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum on Wednesday night.
Golden State bounced back from a blowout loss to the Dallas Mavericks with a win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. With the victory, Golden State improved to 50-23 on the season, clinching their sixth straight 50-win season. The Warriors are just half a game ahead of the Denver Nuggets for the top spot in the Western Conference and will have to close out strong to clinch top spot in the West.
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The Memphis Grizzlies are out of playoff contention but the Grizzlies love to play spoilers. Four of Memphis’ last five victories have been against playoff bound teams with their last two against the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. The Grizzlies are 30-44 on the season and have the third worst record in the Western Conference.
The Warriors are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games played. The Dubs are 3-1 SU in their last four games played on the road. The Grizzlies are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games played. Memphis is 4-1 SU in their last five home games. Head to head, the Warriors are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies have won half of their last 10 games and four of these were against playoff bound teams from the Western Conference. But injuries have cost them their season and up to now, they are walking wounded with Jaren Jackson Jr. , C.J. Miles and Avery Bradley out and Mike Conley listed as day to day. Golden State has listed Andre Iguodala and DeMarcus Cousins as day to day but the Dubs are too deep in rotation here. I’m picking the Golden State Warriors to beat the Memphis Grizzlies on 3/27/19.
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Golden State is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games played. The Warriors are 3-1 ATS in their last four games on the road. Memphis is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Head to head, the Warriors are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Grizzlies.
Odds from bet365 as of 3/27/19
Golden State is 4-1 ATS in their last five games after allowing their opponents to score at least 100 points in their previous games. The Dubs are also 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games against an opponent with a winning home record. On the other hand, Memphis is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against opponents from the Pacific Division and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games played on a Wednesday. The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings with the Grizzlies. The Warriors need this game more than the Grizzlies do. I think the Dubs get this done and cover on the road. Prediction: Warriors
The total has gone under in nine out of the last 10 games played by the Warriors. The under is 4-0 in the Dubs’ last four games on the road. The total has gone over in six out of the last 10 games played by the Grizzlies. Memphis has seen the total hit over in three out of their last five home games. Head to head, the under is 5-4-1 in the last 10 encounters between these two teams.
O 215.5 (-110)
U 215.5 (-110)
Odds from bet365 as of 3/27/19
This is a game of offense versus defense because the Warriors are the top scoring team in the league while the Grizzlies have the 2nd best scoring defense in the NBA. Interestingly though, the Grizzlies have trended towards the over as of late and they have scored an average of 117.4 points per game in their last five games. On the other hand, the Warriors have scored under par in their last five games but with the stakes high here, I think they assert their might and unleash the full arsenal here. Prediction: Over