Grizzlies vs. Warriors - 12/16/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (21-2) at Memphis Grizzlies (19-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies 0 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, ESPN
The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies square off Tuesday night at the FedExForum.
The Golden State Warriors have won 16 straight games and are looking like the top team in the league. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 107.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and are allowing 96.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Stephen Curry leads Golden State with 23.7 points and 7.7 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing eight rebounds per game and Harrison Barnes is shooting 52.8 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors offense gets all of the attention, but they're holding teams to 41.6 percent shooting from the field and 26.1 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Warriors have won 17 straight when allowing less than 100 points. Andrew Bogut is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
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The Memphis Grizzlies have won nine of their last 11 games and nine of their last 10 home games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 102.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 95.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Marc Gasol leads Memphis with 19.4 points and 7.8 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 17.8 points and 6.3 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 11 rebounds per game and Courtney Lee is shooting 54.4 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies offense has been the biggest surprise this season, as they’re knocking down 47.4 percent of their threes in their last five games. The Grizzlies are a tough team to beat when their offense matches their defense, as they’ve won 23 of their last 24 games when topping 100 points.
The Warriors are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 vs. Western Conference and 25-9 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors were my preseason pick to win it all, and they're playing even better than I expected. I can't pick against Golden State in a pick em game against anyone until it remembers how to lose. There's too much value in this line even without Bogut on the court.