NBA Picks: 1996 Chicago Bulls Record Threaten As Warriors Face Grizzlies

Joe Gavazzi

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 3:20 PM GMT

We're here to give you the most informed NBA picks and tonight's Warriors vs. Grizzles game is one of them. We will be watching Curry closely as Grizzlies expect to cover ATS.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden St. Warriors
In this historic game, the Memphis Grizzlies travel north from Los Angeles to face the Golden St. Warriors in this 10:35 ET tipoff. These teams have played three times this season with Golden St. winning the first on this court (119-69) followed by a (100-84) victory in Memphis and then a surprising (100-99) escape as 13 point road chalk at Memphis last Saturday night.  

Once holding a strong grip on the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference Playoff queue, the Grizzlies have folded like a cheap accordion in their late season meltdown. Look no further than the injury list, where their two best players (PG Conley and interior big man Gasol) went out for the season some 16 games ago. After that near miss vs. Golden St. on Saturday and with the knowledge that they would be playing the Warriors again tonight, I correctly predicted that Memphis would “mail it in” in their game vs. the Clippers last night looking forward to this contest. The (110-84) loss dropped the recent Memphis’ record to 3-13 SU.  

The loss of Conley and Gasol has been only the tip of the iceberg for the Grizz. They have used 28 players this year with 12 players missing a total of 291 games. Unheard of, unless you are the New Orleans Pelicans! If the Grizz do not win this game outright (unlikely on a court where Golden is 38-2 SU), they will be relegated to the No. 7 spot in the Playoffs with a match against powerful San Antonio. Though that fate seems inevitable, I do not believe the Grizz toss the towel in this one!

Aiding their cause will be the celebration that Golden St. will have if they are up by a comfortable margin late in the game.  Should that be the case, as expected, I expect the back door to be wide open. The celebration for the anticipated 73rd victory of the season will be underway, as Golden St. reaches their goal of eclipsing the 72 wins of the 1996 Chicago Bulls.  

 

Betting Analysis
Look for key contributors, such as Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and triple/double machine Draymond Green to be comfortably seated on the bench beside HC Kerr, as the celebration of the 73rd win begins midway in the 4th quarter. A home court, where Golden St. dominated opponents in the first half of the season, has now dissolved into a venue that sees the Warriors enter tonight just 13-15 ATS as double digit home favorite. Plenty of room for Memphis to slip in under the number tonight, as Golden St. celebrates.

I invite you to put the NBA odds in your favor and join me in my NBA pick on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.

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Free NBA Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +18.5
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