Memphis Grizzlies (9-21) at Golden State Warriors (24-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -11 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies are getting desperate for a win after losing 13 of their last 15 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 97 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 19.1 points and 8.6 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 18.6 points and four assists. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Chandler Parsons is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won a road game since November 7.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116.8 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 7.2 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.7 points and 2.5 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and David West is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Warriors are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss, 40-16-3 ATS in their last 59 Wednesday games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State, the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
We still have no idea who is going to play for the Warriors, but the Grizzlies are banged up in their own right and have been downright awful this season. The Grizzlies have been outscored by eight points in their last five games and the Warriors are 8-7 ATS this season when favored by double digits. There's still enough in Golden State to pull away in this spot at home. Memphis is awful and has been all season long.