Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Betting Preview
WagerTalk NBA handicapper Andy Lang offers his expert predictions and picks for tonight’s Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors battle from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN. Both the Grizzlies and Warriors have lost multiple games in a row leading into this one.
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Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Betting Odds
|Thursday, March 9||NBA Betting Notes, Courtesy of Caesars|
|Point Spread:||Memphis Grizzlies +2.5 vs Golden State Warriors|
|Arena:||FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN|
|Game Time:||7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT|
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis
The Golden State Warriors travel to Memphis to continue a heated rivalry with the Grizzlies on Thursday night.
The Grizzlies ended a four game road trip 1-3 after losing their third straight game 112-103 in Los Angeles against the Lakers on Tuesday. The Warriors lost their second straight game 137-128 on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This is the third of four games in a regular season series that Golden State leads 2-0 after beating Memphis 122-120 at the Chase Center in January. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM EST/4:30 PST as the first game of a TNT Thursday night doubleheader.
The Golden State Warriors dropped 34-32 on the season after losing to OKC on Tuesday. The Thunder owned the interior with a 44-33 rebounding edge.
Steph Curry led all scorers with 40 points on 14-23 from the field and 10-16 from beyond the arc. Draymond Green recorded an 11 point, 11 rebound double-double while Klay Thompson added 23 points.
The Warriors currently occupy the 5th seed in the Western Conference, 12 games behind the first place Nuggets and only a half game from dipping into the play-in tournament.
The Warriors rank 3rd in scoring with 118 points per game on 47.6% from the floor. Defense has been a different story as Golden State ranks 16th in defensive rating but 24th in defensive scoring with 117.4 points allowed per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies slipped to 38-26 on the season after losing on the road against the Lakers on Tuesday. Los Angeles dominated the glass with a 57-45 rebounding advantage.
Jaren Jackson Jr led his team in scoring with 26 points along with 8 rebounds. Xavier Tillman recorded an 11 point, 10 rebound double-double while Tyus Jones chipped in with 16 points.
The Grizzlies are currently tied for 2nd place with the Sacramento Kings for the second seed in the Western Conference, 7 games behind the first place Nuggets. Memphis is the NBAs 10th best scoring team with 115.6 points a game on 46.7% from the field.
They sit at 3rd in defensive rating and 6th in defensive scoring with 112 points allowed per game. The Grizz will be short-handed once again as Ja Morant remains out due to a suspension while Steven Adams remains out with a knee injury.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Expert Player Prop Prediction
I have an NBA Best Bet available on my page, I’m on 18-12 NBA Run and I’m #1 across all sports over the last 365 days at WagerTald. For this article, I will focus on a free player prop.
The Golden State Warriors enter this contest as 2.5 point road favorites with a total set at 235.5. These teams just don’t like each other and with Draymond Green and Dillon Brooks actively trash talking entering this game, we should see a highly competitive game.
Without Ja Morant, Tyus Jones has had to step up. Jones has eclipsed his Points + Rebounds + Assists line of 27.5 in five of the last eight games without Morant on the court with 22, 24 & 26 in the three games he fell short.
Tyus love his home cooking as he has cleared this mark in four of five home games without Morant on the court this season. The Warriors allow the 6th most points to opposing point guards with 25.81 per game.
The Warriors defense isn’t as effective on the road as they rank 13th in points allowed per game overall but 29th on the road. Jones fell just short for us on a PRA over on Tuesday, we will go right back to him tonight on a plus matchup.
Player Prop Prediction: Tyus Jones Over 27.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists -105 Draftkings
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Andy Lang has lived in Indianapolis his whole life, and like most people from the Hoosier State, he became fascinated with motor sports. That interest in motor sports turned into a desire to make money off the sport through fantasy contests and sports betting. Like most, he took his lumps when he first got started, but now he is one of the most respected NASCAR bettors in the industry. Andy has expanded that sports betting experience to become profitable in a number of other sports, transforming this interest from a side hobby to a major source of income.
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