Fresh off an undefeated two game road trip the Warriors return to the Golden State to host the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 p.m. PST. The game will be broadcasted locally on CSN Bay Area and nationally on NBATV. With the MLB season finally over, the NBA starts to get into the full swing of things. Golden State is slated to play five games in the next seven days.
Last Time Out
The Grizz took care of the Brooklyn Nets last Saturday by a score of 101-91. This will be the first game for Memphis this season against a Western Conference opponent. The Dubs took care of the Pelicans for the second time in the same week with a 134-120 victory in New Orleans on Halloween. Steph Curry paid tribute to the late Bay Area rap legend Mac Dre who passed away 11 years ago yesterday by going Stupid Doo Doo Dumb on the Pelicans for 53 points. Apparently Curry is lost in his own sauce as last season's MVP is averaging 39 points and seven assists three games into the 2015-16 NBA season.
According to BetOnline Golden State (-500) enters tonight's game as 9.5 point favorites over Memphis (+405). The over/under game total is set at 202.5 points. The total score went over 200 points in only three out of ten games between the two teams last season. Here are some betting trends for both teams presented by OddShark.com:
Lets take a look at my picks from Saturday's game in New Orleans:
I am still picking winners but you might want to take the over/under prediction with a grain of salt (and maybe a lime and a shot of tequila).
This game features some interesting lines. The Grizzlies were trounced by 30 in their only game against a playoff team this season in a 106-76 loss to the Cavs in their first game of the season. The Warriors on the other hand have beaten two playoff teams from a year ago three times this season by an average of 17 points. Golden State has looked like a well oiled machine so far this season and do not show any signs of slowing down. Games between the Grizzlies and Warriors are usually won by the team who dictates the pace, making the over/under a tough one to call. As much as I'd like to buy into the Grizzlies putting a grinding halt to Steph Curry and the Dubs offense, I think the Warriors will again score over 100 points tonight. I was blown out of the water last time I took the under but I think it will be a safe play with two top tier defensive squads squaring off.
Here are my picks for tonight's game:
It is also GSoM night! So if you are at the game wearing one of the slick t-shirts designed by our very own Tony.PSD, do not be alarmed if some chump in a "We Believe" shirt tries to give you a high-five. It's just me.