Memphis at Golden State NBA Spread

How To Bet On Memphis at Golden State NBA Spread

Written by on April 13, 2016

This is it for the Golden State Warriors! With just one win separating the Warriors and the much-talked about regular-season win record at 73 wins, even the biggest of haters would secretly agree that the 2015-16 Golden State team is a special group, one that is duly deserving of the unique position they find themselves in when they host the injury-ravaged Memphis Grizzlies in Oakland this Wednesday. Can the Warriors seal their magical fate at the Oracle Arena, or will the playoff-bound Grizzlies complete the near-upset that they almost handed Golden State when the two teams met in Memphis barely a week ago? Let’s find out what the NBA online betting numbers have to say about this mouthwatering spectacle that will see the regular fans at Oracle Arena pay an average of $550 to watch the Warriors’ historical pursuit of 73 wins.

How To Bet On Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors NBA Spread

When: Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 p.m. ETWhere: Oracle Arena, OaklandTV: ESPN/ CSNBNBA Lines: Golden State: -18, Memphis: +18, OVER/UNDER: 214

Why Bet on Memphis

In all fairness, the Grizzlies (42-39) deserve praise for the way they’ve fought against all odds—mainly injuries of their starters—to earn a playoff spot in the highly-competitive Western Conference. Unfortunately for Memphis, teams in the NBA pride themselves on fleshing on the weak down to the bones, as was evidenced by the way OKC feasted on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Monday, followed by the L.A. Clippers demolishing the Grizzlies in a 26-point win at the Staples Center yester-night. Against the record-chasing Warriors who already blew out Memphis in a lopsided 50-point win at the Oracle Arena earlier this season, this game could get very ugly for Memphis. There is, however, some hope in the fact that the Grizzlies played tough against the Warriors last week, suffering a gut-wrenching 100-99 home loss to Golden state, a game they’d have easily won had they played better in the final minutes of the encounter. Meanwhile, Memphis is very good at dominating the glass, and the trio of Zach Randolph, Matt Barnes and are decent scorers, which could see the Grizzles figure strongly in this nationally-televised game.

Why Bet on Golden State

As the team with the winningest overall record this season (72-9) and NBA’s second-best home team (38-2 at the Oracle Arena this year), the Warriors will come into this game as heavy favorites to claim their record-setting 73rd win of the 2015-16 regular season.And going by the manner in which they played these Warriors played their hearts out to beat the San Antonio Spurs on the road on Sunday night, you can’t help but feel that they will get the job done here, most likely in dominant fashion. This, FYI, is a team that is loaded with two of the best sharpshooters in the league in runaway NBA MVP candidate Stephen Curry and his fellow splash brother Klay Thompson, something that will trouble Memphis’ defense that has struggled big-time when going against lights-out shooting teams. In the meantime, do-all guard/center Draymond Green and big-man Anthony Bogut lead a solid group in the defense (especially in cleaning the glass), while Golden State’s bench is almost as trustworthy as the starting unit when it comes to giving a consistently strong performance throughout the game. Add that to the gamut of fan emotions that will be outpouring from the stands in support of GSW, it will take a miracle to stop Golden State from claiming this all-important win.

Memphis at Golden State Expert NBA Predictions and Picks

As is clearly explained above, this is Golden State’s game to lose, and from the look of things, there is no way Memphis will be coming out with a win here. Simply put, take well-rested Warriors and the points over the Grizzlies, who are not only bugged by injuries but are on the second night of a back-to-back, coming off a cruel road trip in Los Angeles.

Final Game Predictions: Golden State 123, Memphis 93