NBA gambling handicappers have seen the Warriors new ownership group prove to be a breath of fresh air that will lead a bright future for this franchise with the NBA odds.
The Memphis Grizzlies will host the Golden State Warriors on Friday night with a telecast on ESPN2 set for 9:30 PM ET. Be sure and check Sports-Gambling for the side and total odds on this matchup and to open your account for the entire season of pro basketball action.
The Golden State Warriors have a basketball gambling record of 7-8 straight up and 6-8-1 against the spread with 11 of their 15 games going under the total. The Warriors are coming off a 111-101 loss at Houston as they will enter this matchup with a 4 game losing streak.
Golden State has a road mark of 2-5-1 with the basketball odds and has gone under the total in 7 of their 8 road games. The Warriors are ranked 10th in the NBA for offense but the defense has struggled and ranks 26th in the league.
Monta Ellis leads Golden State with 25 points per game while David Lee has also been impressive with a team best 11.2 rebounds per game along with 14.2 points per game. There is a noticeable new spirit with the Warriors as the team is buying into the concept of the new ownership meaning better days are ahead.
The Memphis Grizzlies have a NBA gambling record of 6-9 straight up and 7-7-1 against the spread with 8 of their games going under the total. Memphis is coming off a 105-84 home payout over Detroit which was their second consecutive win. The Grizzlies have gone under the total 3 consecutive games.
Memphis is similar to Golden State in that they rank 14th for offense but 21st for defense in the NBA. Rudy Gay leads Memphis with 21.6 points per game while Zach Randolph has 17.5 points per game along with a team best 11.7 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies roster is young and lacks depth and they are likely to wear down as the grind of the NBA season proceeds.
The host has paid out in 5 consecutive games in this series which has gone over the total in 5 of the last 7 matchups.