Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. The young Grizzlies are looking to end a 3-game losing streak as they hit the road and take on the defending champions Warriors. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Golden State Warriors
Resting Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins didn’t get Warriors head coach Steve Kerr the result he was hoping for. Just a night after their big win at Cleveland in which those 4 players didn’t play, the Warriors lost at home to the Brooklyn Nets despite having all of those players at their disposal. You might be wondering how is that possible?
The answer lies in the Nets shooting numbers, they knocked down 54% of shots from the field and almost 52% from three, you’re never going to beat a team shooting like that in today’s NBA. Things should improve tonight against the Grizzlies, a team the Warriors have beaten in 5 straight home games. Golden State is also 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs Western Conference opponents.
Losing that 11-game win streak appears to have had a negative effect on this Grizzlies team a lot more than what some people thought it would. They’ve now dropped 3 games in a row, all to West coast teams and 2 of those were vs shorthanded teams the Lakers and Suns. Memphis was disappointing in the clutch against both of those teams, and now they just found out they’ll have to do tonight without Steven Adams and John Konchar which is a blow to their ambitions.
Ja Morant has been upgraded to probable following a minor ankle injury, they’ll need everyone at their disposal against the Warriors who have beaten them in 4 of the last 5 meetings. Covering the spread has been an issue for Golden State, they are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs Western Conference teams.
The Warriors have let me down on so many occasions this season, but I’m still not losing faith in them. They are 14-8-1 ATS at Chase Center this season, facing a Grizzlies side that’s on a downward trajectory. I’ll take the home team to cover here.
Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Odds
Backing the under has been a popular bet in head-to-head meetings with 12 of the last 18 games cashing on that bet. A couple more trends are pointing to that scenario in tonight’s meeting between these two teams. Golden State is 2-5 on the O/U in their last 7 home games on a Wednesday, plus for the season they are 9-13-1 at Chase Center in 23 games played.
Memphis has also had the under cash more times in road games, their record sits at 10-14 currently. In their last 11 road games the under has cashed 8 times, against Pacific Division teams that has happened 9 times in the last 11 games. The first meeting of the season ended with 231 points, that’s still almost 7 points off tonight’s projected total. I think backing the under is the proper way to bet on tonight’s game.