Golden State (2-12) at Memphis (5-8)
When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Where: FedEx Forum,
Time: 8:05 ET | TV: FS Southeast
Opening Odds: Memphis -4.5/224
There are not many fans out there that are feeling sorry for the Golden State Warriors right now, as the team continues to be the worst in the league a month into the season. Golden State looks to snap a seven game losing streak when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies for the second of a four-game road trip. The losing skid is the longest the Warriors franchise has endured since the 2011-12 season and some excuses can be made for that – star departures and a rash of injuries. Head coach Steve Kerr has used 11 different players in the starting lineup so far this season, with very little success. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are starting to show signs of turning its franchise around with some talented young players. Memphis continues their four-game homestand after dropping a 131-114 decision to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, snapping a three-game winning streak. Second-year power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. led the way in the loss with 22 points while making 5-of-7 3-pointers after going 0-for-6 in his previous game. Golden State won the first three meetings last season before Memphis took the finale 132-117 while setting a franchise record for points in a half (86). The winning team covered the spread in all four meetings, while the total went 2-2.
With Steph Curry and Klay Thompson sidelined, the Warriors have turned to D’Angelo Russell for their scoring. The point guard is the team’s leading scorer at 24.3 points per game, but sprained a thumb in a loss to Boston on Friday and is expected to miss at least two weeks. That leaves rookie forward Eric Paschall as the current leading scorer (16.7) and reached the 30-point mark for the second time in Golden State’s 108-100 loss at New Orleans on Sunday. Fellow rookie Ky Bowman tied his personal best with 19 points against the Pelicans while going 8-for-16 from the floor. Rookie shooting guard Jordan Poole is 1-for-15 from the floor over the last two games while missing all eight of his 3-point tries and totaling just four points, dropping his average to 8.6 per contest. The Warriors will be in Dallas Wednesday night.
Golden State has made a living with the three-point basket over the last decade, and maybe Memphis is starting to buy into that strategy. The Grizzlies have made at least 10 3-pointers in seven straight games, tied for the longest streak in franchise history after hitting 16-of-36 in the loss the Denver on Sunday. Memphis trailed 72-49 at halftime to the Nuggets and could never get back into it. Rookie Brandon Clarke made all eight of his shots while scoring 19 points off the bench. Point guard Ja Morant averaged 24 points in two games before he was limited to 13 on 4-of-9 shooting Sunday. Memphis continues their homestand against the L.A. Lakers on Saturday.
This line opened at Memphis -4.5, but quickly was bet up to 6.5. The Grizzlies are the smart play here. Golden State has nothing as far as scoring goes and can’t play a lick of defense right now. Look for a Memphis double-digit win.
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Pick: Grizzlies -6
Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
Warriors are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
Warriors are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
Warriors are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Southwest.
Warriors are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Warriors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Warriors are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Warriors are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
Grizzlies are 16-33-3 ATS in their last 52 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Grizzlies are 16-36 ATS in their last 52 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Pacific.
Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Over is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 vs. NBA Southwest.
Over is 6-2 in Warriors last 8 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Over is 6-2 in Warriors last 8 vs. Western Conference.
Over is 8-3 in Warriors last 11 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Over is 18-7-1 in Warriors last 26 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Under is 37-16 in Warriors last 53 Tuesday games.
Under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Under is 4-1-1 in Grizzlies last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Over is 7-2 in Grizzlies last 9 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Over is 7-2-1 in Grizzlies last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Under is 10-4 in Grizzlies last 14 vs. NBA Pacific.
Home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Memphis.