Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/7/13
Golden State Warriors (11-9) at Memphis Grizzlies (9-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies 0 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies look to continue their dominance over the Golden State Warriors tonight.
The Grizzlies weren't exactly running through opponents to start the season, but they were definitely building momentum until they lost Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen to injury. In Thursday's 101-81 loss against the Clippers, Randolph returned to the lineup but was far from his best as the Grizzlies struggled on offense and lost their fourth in their last six outings. Kosta Koufos led the team with 17 points while Mike Conley added 16, but while the Grizzlies battled hard to gain a 42-40 lead at halftime, they showed no fluency on offense in the second half and were outscored by 61-39 the rest of the way.
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Meanwhile, the Warriors were coming off a monumental win at Toronto when they came back from a 27-point deficit heading into Houston, but had a major letdown game, losing by 105-83 against the Rockets. Stephen Curry led the team in scoring with 22 points but most of those were basically in garbage time as the Warriors fell behind by double digits early in the game and never looked like coming back at all. As a team, the Warriors shot 36 percent from the field, including two for 16 on threes.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 2-0-2 ATS in their last four games following a loss of more than 10 points and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 road games, while the Grizzlies are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games.
Head to head, the Warriors are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings but the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last nine.
The Grizzlies have already beaten the Warriors twice this season but both teams are dealing with some key injuries which certainly changes things a bit, so it's really hard to gauge how these teams will play tonight. With that being said, I saw how the Grizzlies crumbled against the Clippers in their last outing and I actually think it could be more of the same for a little while at least.