Memphis Grizzlies (11-24) at Golden State Warriors (28-8)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -13 -- Over/Under: 206 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors meet Saturday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win after losing 16 of their last 20 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 97.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.4 points and 4.4 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Chandler Parsons is dishing two assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
The Golden State Warriors look for a bounce back win after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.9 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.1 points and 7.1 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.6 points and 2.5 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and Omri Casspi is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 12 of their last 15 home games.
The Grizzlies are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games, 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Warriors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Golden State, 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I've been bashing the Memphis Grizzlies hard this season and have faded them whenever I can. However, laying double-digit chalk with the Warriors isn't an option. Golden State is coming off a loss Friday night to the Charlotte Hornets and hasn't been as consistent or dominant since Curry has been gone, as they've played down to their comp. The Grizzlies are only being outscored by 0.8 points in their last five games and are a defensive first squad that has given the Warriors trouble in the past. The rest advantage also heavily favors the road team. Give me the points if forced to pick.