The Golden State Warriors (18-21) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (14-25) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on TNT. Both the Warriors and Grizzlies will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 ET.
Warriors vs Grizzlies
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Golden State’s most recently played the Bucks and lost with a final score of 129-118. the Warriors entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 56-54.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Grizzlies, the Warriors are 18-21 overall and are aiming to reach .500 with a win. Currently, they are ranked 12th in the Western Conference and are in 5th place in the Pacific division.
Golden State’s ATS record sits below .500 (18-20). In their last two games as favorites, the Warriors have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 11-5 against the spread when they are underdogs.
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Grizzlies’ most recent game against the Knicks, GG Jackson II led the Grizzlies with 20 points while going 9/14 from the field. While Vince Williams Jr. was 2nd on the team with 17 points, Memphis fell short in the game with a final score of 106-94.
When playing at home, the Grizzlies have a record of 3-15 compared to their 11-10 record on the road. Overall, the Grizzlies are 14-25 and are 1-2 in their last three games.
Memphis’ ATS record sits below .500 (16-23). The Grizzlies have been unable to cover the spread in their last three games as favorites, and they hold a 11-15 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
Today, the Warriors enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 117.4 points per game (9th).
The Golden State Warriors are one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 4th in both three-point makes and attempts per game. However, they are just 23rd in two-point field goal percentage and 27th in two-point makes and attempts.
On the season, the Warriors are averaging 117.4 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA. When playing 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. In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league with an average of 99.1 possessions per game.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
The Grizzlies come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 108.1 points per game.
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 in the league at 44%. However, they are 13th in pace at 99.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 5th in attempts but are last in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 33%. From two-point range, they are 28th in attempts and 28th in shooting percentage (51%).
So far, Memphis has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 25.6% of their games. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 22nd in the league, and they are 26th in assists.
Warriors Team Defense
The Warriors’ defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 118.2 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Warriors are forcing 13.8 per game, which is 22nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 29th in blocked shots at 3.6 per game.
Grizzlies Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies’ defense is giving up an average of 113.4 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.2% while allowing 38.5% from downtown.
Key Players For The Warriors And Grizzlies
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Stephen Curry is set to be the main scorer for the Warriors, recording 26 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 26.7 points per game, in addition to 4.2 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. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.6% and is averaging 21.3 points per contest.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Golden State has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 124 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- In their last three home games, Memphis has averaged 122 points per game while allowing 110. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Warriors have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-2 against the spread.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Prediction
For a point-spread wager in this Warriors vs. Grizzlies game, we suggest taking the Grizzlies at +8. Even though our predictions have the Warriors winning 115-109, we see the Grizzlies as the better choice on the point-spread.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 226.5, and our model predicts the Warriors and Grizzlies to score a combined 224 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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