Golden State’s title defense is off to a fantastic start. One of their early-season signature wins came November 2 at home when they crushed Memphis by 50 points. The Grizzlies should have revenge on their minds when they host the Warriors on Wednesday.
At one point in their last match, the Warriors were down by a point. They went on to out-score the Grizzlies 72-27 in the second and third quarters. Reigning MVP Stephen Curry dropped 30 points in 28 minutes for the Warriors, who out-rebounded the Grizzlies 65-44 and out-scored them 36-10 on the fast break. Golden State looks even better than the team that rolled to the NBA title last season, and they seem to be playing with a chip on their shoulder.
Memphis didn’t do themselves any favors last Monday, shooting 27.1% from the field in the franchise’s worst loss ever. Marc Gasol had 13 points and nine rebounds to lead the way for the Grizzlies. Making a statement against the champions would compensate for their slow start.
The Warriors are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings with Memphis, who are 6-4 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 at home against the Warriors.