Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/28/14
Memphis Grizzlies (43-28) at Golden State Warriors (44-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors will play for the fourth and final time this season on Friday. The Grizzles lead the series 2-1.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup winning three straight and five of their last six games, as they’re trying to hold onto one of the last playoff spots in the West. On the season, the Grizzlies average 95.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allow 93.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. The Grizzles have held 11 straight opponents to under 100 points and are allowing just 85.4 points in their last five matchups. Offensively, Zach Randolph is drinking from the fountain of youth, as he’s shooting 50.6 percent from the field and averaging 20.6 points in his last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-36-2 ATS overall and 17-15-2 ATS on the road.
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The Warriors have split their last six games and are also jockeying for playoff position in the West. On the season, the Warriors average 103.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allow 98.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. The Warriors have won their last 11 games when scoring 100-plus points and Stephen Curry is shooting 51.9 percent from the field in his last five contests. Defensively, center Andre Bogut has grabbed a combined 29 rebounds in his last two games. The Golden State Warriors are 33-35-3 ATS overall and 15-18-2 ATS at home.
The Grizzlies are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Pacific and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Warriors are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State and the road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
I like the way the Memphis Grizzlies have been playing defense lately and beleive they will control the pace of this game. Take Memphis and the points.