The Golden State Warriors (20-24) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (18-30) on Friday, February 2nd. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on NBCS. The Warriors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the 76ers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Warriors vs Grizzlies
The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 37 points against the 76ers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 55.7% in the game. The Warriors picked up a 119-107 win, and Jonathan Kuminga also added 26 points which was 2nd on the team.
Looking at the Warriors’ most recent five games, they are 2-3 and have an overall record of 20-24. When playing on the road, the Warriors have gone 7-11 this season compared to 13-13 at home.
Golden State’s ATS record sits below .500 (21-22). Golden State has gone 9-17 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 12-5 when playing as underdogs.
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Grizzlies were defeated by the Cavaliers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 108-101. At the beginning of the second half, the Grizzlies were leading 58-51.
In their last five games, the Grizzlies are 2-3 and have an overall record of 18-30. In the Western Conference, they are currently 13th and are 4th in the Southwest division.
Memphis arrives with an ATS record of 23-25 for the season up to this point. Memphis has covered the spread in four consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 8-14 at home as opposed to 15-11 on the road.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Warriors arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 118.6 points per game (7th).
When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are 7th in the league at 118.6 points per game. However, their scoring average is slightly higher on the road (118.9) compared to at home (118.3).
Golden State is also one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, ranking 2nd in made threes per game (15). In terms of overall field goal percentage, they are 18th at 47%.
So far this season, the Warriors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 59.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 10th in the league at 99.7 possessions per game.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
In 48 games games, Memphis has an average of 107.4 points per game (30th).
When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are 30th in the league at 107.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging just 104.5 points per game.
So far this season, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 22.9% of their games. They are also 30th in field goal percentage at 43%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 9th in the league in made threes per game. However, they are just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Warriors will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 118.8 points per game (22nd). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Warriors are forcing 14 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 29th in blocked shots at 3.8 per game.
Grizzlies Team Defense
The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 11th in the league, allowing an average of 112.5 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 13.8 per game, which is 23rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 3rd in blocked shots at 6.3 per game.
Key Players For The Warriors And Grizzlies
In today’s game, we anticipate Stephen Curry leading the scoring for the Warriors, contributing 26 points while shooting 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.5 points per game, along with 4.3 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Jaren Jackson Jr. to be the top scorer for the Grizzlies. Our projection has him finishing the game with 21, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.6%, and his scoring average is 22 points per game.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Trends
- In their last five road games, Golden State has averaged 119 points per game while allowing 122. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- In their last ten games at home, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 110 points per game in these contests.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 3-0 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Warriors have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Warriors vs. Grizzlies game, our recommendation is to take the Grizzlies at +6.5. Despite our model showing the Warriors winning 110-107, we like Grizzlies as our point-spread pick.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 223, and our model projects the Warriors and Grizzlies to reach a combined total of 217 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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