The Golden State Warriors will play their third game in four days when they meet the Memphis Grizzles later tonight. Start time in this evening’s showdown between the Warriors and Grizzlies is set for 8:00pm ET at the FedEX Forum on Memphis. NBA Friday betting odds have Golden State listed as a +3 against the spread road dog and the Over/Under set at 192 points.
The Warriors current four game road swing got off to a poor start with the team getting crushed at Houston and Oklahoma City. Golden State saw the Rockets hit an NBA record 23 three-pointers in a 140-109 loss on Tuesday. The Warriors followed that effort with a 119-98 setback to the Thunder on Wednesday night.
Golden State hit 10-of-20 from beyond the arc in OKC, but they shot just 40.9 percent overall while the Thunder connected on 48 of their 95 field goal attempts. Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson led the way for the Warriors, scoring 19 points apiece while Stephen Curry added 14 points and 11 assists. Curry also had six of the team’s 19 turnovers, though.
The Warriors, who are now 30-19 overall and four games back of the first place Clippers in the Pacific, will need to step up defensively if they hope to halt their slide at two games. Memphis enters tonight’s game nursing its own funk, but it has been a solid home team most of the season.
The Grizzlies have dropped three of four since trading Rudy Gay to the Raptors and they did so in mostly ugly fashion, losing to the Thunder, Suns, and Hawks by an average of 11.3 points per game. Memphis, which brings a 30-18 record in tonight’s contest, has also lost two of its last three outings at the FedEX Forum.
The Grizzlies should get a jolt of confidence when the Warriors step on the court, though. Memphis is 8-0 in its last eight meetings with Golden State and the Warriors have not won at the FedEX Forum since April of 2008.
Free Pick: Take the Grizzlies -3. Memphis is 9-0 straight up and 8-1 against the spread in its last nine games as a home favorite against a Pacific team with a total between 190 and 195 points.
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds:
Golden State Warriors +3 (-110), Over 192 (-110)
Memphis Grizzlies -3 (-110), Under 192 (-110)
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