Memphis Grizzlies (20-11) vs. Golden State Warriors (15-18)
December 25, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Golden State Warriors +5.5; Over/Under: +225.5
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The Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors collide at the Chase Center on Christmas Day.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been in great form as they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after routing the Suns in a 125-100 road win on Friday. Jaren Jackson Jr and Brandon Clarke led the team in scoring with 24 points apiece, Desmond Bane added 17 points while Dillon Brooks chipped in with 16 points on seven of nine shooting. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 49 percent from the field and seven of 23 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Suns from the tipoff and never looked in danger after taking a 59-38 lead going into halftime. Ja Morant had a quiet game of just 12 points on four of 14 shooting but was hardly needed as the Grizzlies’ role players were all in the zone in this one.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in a real slump as they’ve lost seven of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting thrashed by the Nets in a 143-113 road loss on Wednesday. James Wiseman led the team with 30 points on 12 of 14 shooting off the bench, Moses Moody and Patrick Baldwin Jr each scored 17 points while Ty Jerome chipped in with 14 points and seven assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 49 percent from the field and 12 of 33 from the 3-point line, but they didn’t come ready to play and got absolutely blown off the floor by 91-51 going into halftime. Jordan Poole had a night to forget as he shot just one of 11 from the 3-point line to finish with just 13 points and seven turnovers.
Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games, 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors are 48-23-2 ATS in their last 73 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings overall, the Grizzlies are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Golden State and the Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.
The Grizzlies are coming into this contest with a full roster, while the Warriors have ruled out Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins, while Draymond Green is listed as questionable due to right foot soreness. The Grizzlies are coming into this one as one of the hottest teams in the league and they’re finally back at full strength, while the Warriors are mired in their worst slump of the season and they could be even more shorthanded with Green under an injury cloud. The Grizzlies looked fantastic in their big win over the Suns on Friday and I think they can stay hot with another big road win here.