Date/Time: 03-27-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Memphis Grizzlies +11.5
In this all-Western showdown between two squads with opposite goals for the season, the defending champions Golden State Warriors, who have lost only once in their last 4 games and want to continue on the winning ways, are visiting the Memphis Grizzlies, who are sitting on the last places of the conference and want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Warriors are 50-23 so far in the league and are tied with Denver on top of the Western Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Detroit at home, 121-114. Grizzlies are 30-44 so far in the league and are sitting on the 13th place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they ended a 2-game defeat streak with a home victory against Oklahoma City, 115-103.
Top Basketball BookmakersGolden State are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 27.8 ppg. He also adds 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, while Kevin Durant follows with 26.8 ppg, 5.7 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game. Klay Thompson adds 22.2 ppg and 4 rebounds per game. Memphis are led in scoring by Mike Conley with 20.9 ppg. He also leads the team in assists made with 6.4 per game, while Jonas Valanciunas follows with 19.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 10.2 per game.
Golden State lead Memphis 2-0 wins so far this season, having won both games at home with a 110-93 and a 117-101 score. Memphis are 20-18 at home, while Golden State are 24-12 on the road. Golden State have a better offense with 117.3 ppg to Memphis’ 102.8, while Memphis have a better defense, allowing 105.2 ppg to Golden State’s 111.7 ppg. Golden State have a better accuracy both from the field (48.8% to 45.1%) and from behind the arc (37.7% to 33.9%). Memphis on the other hand commit fewer turnovers per game (13.3 to 13.7), while Golden State are better both in rebounding (46 to 41.5) and in assists dished (29.2 to 23.9). The defending champions have not been playing as good lately and expect the hosts to force a closer game than 12 points at home tonight.
Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies +11.5 (-109)