A pair of Western Conference teams get together on Wednesday night, as the Memphis Grizzlies are on the road at the Golden State Warriors. The Memphis Grizzlies come into the game with a 9-21 record, which is 14th out of 15 teams. The Grizzlies are only ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference standings. Memphis is 2-8 in their last 10 games.
For the Golden State Warriors, they have won 9 straight games, but still sit 1.5 games behind the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference. The Warriors are coming off a win over the Lakers on Monday night. Golden State is 10-3 when playing at home this season, and going against a Memphis team that is 3-9 on the road. The Golden State Warriors are -12.5 over the Memphis Grizzlies in a National Basketball Association affair on Wednesday night.
The Golden State Warriors are red hot, and have scored 100+ points in each of their last 12 games. The Warriors are the top scoring team in all of the National Basketball Association, despite missing Steph Curry. Golden State is scoring 116.8 points per game. The defense is allowing 106 points per game.
Kevin Durant leads the charge for Golden State with 26.5 points per game, taking over for Steph Curry, who is at 26.3. The Warriors have four guys in double figures with Klay Thompson averaging 20 per game, and Draymond Green at 10 points and 7 rebounds per game. The Warriors are seeking their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals.
The Memphis Grizzlies have fired their head coach David Fizdale and are going through a complete disaster of a 2017 – 2018 season. The Grizzlies have lost 6 out of their last 7 games, and big man Marc Gasol is talking about trades. The Grizzlies are in fourth place in the Southwest Division behind the Rockets, Spurs and Pelicans.
The Grizzlies are 29th in all of the NBA in scoring with 97 points per game. The Grizzlies defense has been solid, allowing just 101 per game, but when you can’t score, you can’t win. Marc Gasol leads the scoring for Memphis 19 points per game, while Tyreke Evans is adding 18.6 per game.
Warriors Smash Grizzlies
The Golden State Warriors are huge favorites in this game, and there is a good reason why. The Warriors have not skipped a beat since Steph Curry went out. It has been the next man up for Golden State. The Warriors are going to win their 10th straight game with a win here over the Grizzlies.
This is not the Memphis teams of old. The old Grizzlies teams would compete in a game like this. But, in this game, it’s all Golden State all the time. The final bet for this game is the Golden State Warriors -12.5 over the Memphis Grizzlies.