Golden State Warriors (19-24) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (18-29)
Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies 2/2/24 – The NBA season is heating up as the Golden State Warriors, with a less-than-ideal 19-24 record, prepare to face the Memphis Grizzlies, standing at 18-29, in what promises to be an intriguing showdown. Set for Friday, this game brings together two teams with struggling records, yet a history of fierce competition. This matchup, taking place at the FedExForum at 8:00 PM ET, will be a critical moment for both teams as they aim to improve their standings. Fans and bettors alike are eager for this clash, especially those looking for premium sports selections in what could be a pivotal game for both teams’ playoff hopes.
The Golden State Warriors’ season has been one marked by inconsistency. Scoring an average of 118.6 points per game, their offensive prowess can be seen through sharpshooting and dynamic play; their field goal percentage of 46.9% and an impressive 37.5% from beyond the arc are reflective of this success; however, their defense has been an issue; evidenced by their standing. Their ability to control game tempo and convert shots will ultimately determine game outcomes.
Memphis Grizzlies have also experienced difficulties this season, scoring an average of 107.5 points per game while shooting 43.9% from the field and shooting 34.6% from three-point range with a free-throw percentage of 77%; their 34.6% shooting from three-point line and free throw percentage mark areas that could use improvement; their defense has been strong with 7.8 steals and 6.2 blocks per game being posted by them as strengths they must leverage against the Warriors in order to remain competitive.
Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies 2/2/24 Game Info
|Friday, February 2, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
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Stephen Curry (PG) vs. Jaren Jackson Jr. (PF)
Stephen Curry has played 40 games this season with 40 starts, averaging 33.5 minutes, 27.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5 assists and 1.7 assist to turnover ratio per game. He shoots efficiently from the field (46.9%), from three (37.5%) and the free throw line (78.8%). His high scoring and elite shooting make him a match-up nightmare capable of going off on any given night.
Jaren Jackson Jr. has started all 45 games for Memphis this year playing 31.7 minutes per contest. He’s averaging 21.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2 assists to go along with 1 steal and 1.6 blocks per game. Jackson is shooting 43.9% from the field and 34.6% from beyond the arc. He anchors their defense with his rim protection but can also stretch the floor with his three point shooting.
In this match-up, Curry’s limitless range could pull Jackson away from the basket which opens driving lanes for his teammates. Jackson must avoid foul trouble while contesting Curry’s jumpers. His defensive presence gives Memphis an edge but he also gives them secondary scoring behind Morant. This battle of perimeter scoring vs interior defense could decide the game.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The current betting odds and spreads for this game are yet to be determined. However, considering both teams’ performances, it is expected to be a closely contested match. Bettors should keep a keen eye on the evolving odds, as they could offer valuable insights into the expected game dynamics.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Warriors have struggled lately, going 1-4 SU and 2-2 ATS over their last 5 contests. Golden State is just 11-7 ATS on the road this season. The totals have finished OVER in 4 of their last 5 overall, and the over has hit in 17 of their last 25 road games. This indicates their defense has struggled to get stops while their scoring prowess continues putting up points.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
Memphis has found their groove recently, with a 3-2 SU and 5-0 ATS record over their past 5 outings. They are an impressive 15-11 ATS at home this season. The Grizzlies have gone UNDER the total in 4 of their last 5 matchups. And totals have gone under in 15 of their 21 last games in Memphis. This suggests their defense has tightened up and limited opposing scoring at home during this successful stretch.
Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies 2/2/24 Betting Picks
Given the trends and stats, this game presents a complex scenario for bettors. The Warriors, despite their struggles, have the offensive firepower to turn any game in their favor. The Grizzlies, with their strong defensive record and recent form, cannot be underestimated.
In choosing the better pick, bettors should consider the Warriors’ offensive strengths against the Grizzlies’ defensive capabilities. Prop bets on individual player performances, especially Curry and Jackson, could be intriguing. The over/under will depend heavily on whether the game becomes a defensive battle or an offensive showcase. For free NBA game picks, closely monitoring the evolving odds and player news leading up to the game will be crucial.
Free Pick and Prediction: Golden State Warriors 115, Memphis Grizzlies 11.