Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/28/2021

by James Q

Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/28/2021


Game Time:  10:00 PM ET, Thursday, October 28th, 2021 
Venue:  Chase Center, San Francisco, California
Where to Watch: NBA League Pass

Opening NCAAF Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Spread: Warriors -5:  O/U: 233
BetMGM:  Spread: Warriors -5.5:  O/U: 233

Season Record

Grizzlies: 2-1 (Western Conference) 
Warriors: 4-0 (Western Conference) 


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Grizzlies vs Warriors Preview and Analysis. 

RECENT FORM
The Mem Grizzlies are flirting with being a good team this year… It has been a while.  If you haven’t been paying attention since they last made the playoffs the lineup is all new and very young.  This off-season the Grizz traded Center Jonas Valanciunas to the Pelicans for Center Steven Adams which seems like a lateral move, but came with some ancillary pieces to fill out the bench and stock the draft pick jar.  So far this season they have beaten the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-121, beaten the Los Angeles Clippers 120-114, and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in a very close game 121-118.

The Golden State Warriors still have Stephen Curry.  Plus they have been building slowly… they missed the playoffs two years ago… were a play-in tournament team last season.  Curry still shoots the best shot in the NBA.  ESPN has reason to play Curry highlights this season… They are undefeated and waiting for 3 of the top six guys to return from injury.  They beat the Los Angeles Lakers in their first game 121-114, the Los Angeles Clippers 115-113, the Sacramento Kings 119-107, and the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-98.  The Warriors can handle Western Conference play.  Oct has been a Warriors celebration.


Offensive Analysis

The Grizzlies are 1st in points scored, 3rd in FG% in the NBA, 5th in 3PT%, 9th in offensive rebounds.  The team is really coming together.  Defense shouldn’t be a challenge for Memphis because of jaren Jackson Jr and Steven Adams controlling the paint… as well as slo-mo Kyle Anderson getting his long arms in passing lanes.  The Warriors so far haven’t seen this level of team defense.

The Warriors are 10th in points scored, they average 46.6 from FG range, 38.1 from 3-point range.  The Warriors never went anywhere when Kevin Durant decided to be less relevant… they just have been waiting for Klay Thompson to get healthy and return them to glory.  I am of the mind that Klay will never, ever reach the levels he left the game at 2 seasons ago.  He will never be a 22+ ppg guy again.  He may still shoot well, but he will never ever be the defender he was… It also doesn’t matter.  If Klay comes back as a 15ppg, 5 rb, guy in limited minutes… he still will boost the team’s mood and bolster the young guys to greatness.  



Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Prediction 

Our prediction for Thursday, October 28th is… Memphis 118 - Golden State 108

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NBA Betting Trends

Memphis is 4-3 ATS versus Golden State over the last 3 seasons.
Memphis is 2-1 Versus Golden State at Golden State over the last 3 seasons.
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER over the last 3 seasons.



Injury Report:

Memphis:  SG Dillon Brooks (hand) Out indefinitely

Golden State: PF Jonathan Kuminga (knee) Out indefinitely ** C James Wiseman (knee) Out indefinitely ** SG Klay Thompson (achilles) Out indefinitely… this is 3 of 5 starters for Golden State if they were all healthy.  Plus some trades could happen if they play well.



Starting Lineups

Grizz: PG Ja Morant, SG De’Anthony Melton, SF Desmond Bane, PF Jaren Jackson Jr, C Steven Adams

Warriors: PG Stephen Curry, SG Jordan Poole, SF Andrew Wiggins, PF Draymond Green, C Kevon Looney

 

Statistical Leaders 

Grizzlies:
Points: Ja Morant 35
Rebounds: Steven Adams 13
Assists: Ja Morant 8
Steals: Desmond Bane 1.3
Blocks: Jaren Jackson Jr 1.7

Warriors:
Points: Stephen Curry 29
Rebounds: Steph Curry 8.2
Assists: Draymond Green 6.8
Steals: Stephon Curry 1.8
Blocks: Andre Iguodala 1

 

 

Coaches:

Memphis: Taylor Jenkins is in his second season as the Blazers head coach.  He is going to have a fantastic time coaching Memphis if Ja Morant keeps scoring 35 pts a game this regular season.

Golden State: Steve Kerr.  Steve has seen it all… as a player with six rings over two teams… As a coach with 2 rings… as a front office GM.  The man has experience… he played with Jordan… he wins rings… he has had a bad team for the last couple of seasons.  His hall of Fame jacket is waiting.





 


James Q

About the Author:

James Q. has been involved with sports and gambling his entire life. A former division 1 scholarship basketball player, James understands sports (and especially basketball) inside-and-out. Following his basketball playing days, James parlayed his gambling skills into a semi-pro poker career. James resides in Los Angeles, and especially loves the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, and Los Angeles Dodgers. And when he isn't betting on sports (and writing about it), James can be found performing stand-up comedy on the Sunset Strip.

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