Free NBA Picks Today: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/25/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/25/22
Sun 25th December 2022

The Golden State Warriors (15-18, 12-2 Home), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, welcome the Memphis Grizzlies (20-11, 7-9 Away) on Sunday. Memphis outplayed the Phoenix Suns 125-100 at Footprint Center on Friday. Brandon Clarke was a top performer with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

The Grizzlies are zero games behind the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference, currently sitting in second. Golden State lost in blowout fashion on Wednesday at Barclays Center, falling to the Brooklyn Nets 143-113.

James Wiseman had 30 points in the losing effort to lead the team. The Warriors are 11th in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the first time this season. They last met in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals when the Warriors knocked out the Grizzlies with a 110-96 victory at Chase Center on May 13.

Memphis won three out of four regular season games between the teams last season, including a 123-95 triumph in their last meeting at FedExForum on March 28. Desmond Bane led the Grizzlies with 22 points. Jordan Poole had 25 points in the loss.

Ja Morant is averaging 26.5 points per game to lead the Grizzlies in scoring this season. Morant also has dished 7.9 assists per game, fifth-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Steven Adams is grabbing 10.2 rebounds.Stephen Curry has been the primary provider for the Warriors on offense, averaging 30.0 points per game.

He has the fifth-best scoring average in the NBA. Curry also has distributed 6.8 assists per game. Kevon Looney has collected 7.7 rebounds per game. The Warriors are averaging 116.5 points per game, ranking as one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NBA (5th). The Grizzlies are 3-5 in eight games at Chase Center.

In the last 10 games, Memphis is 8-2 with an average margin of +12.9 (117.2-104.3). For the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 115.7 points per game, compared to 110.9 for opponents. Golden State has a 3-7 record over the last 10, allowing 120.0 points per game on average while scoring only 113.9 (-6.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Desmond Bane: 22.0 | 33.4 | -11.4
Points per game:
Desmond Bane: 17.0 | 24.1 | -7.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Donte DiVincenzo: 23.7 | 13.3 | +10.4
Points per game:
Stephen Curry: 38.0 | 30.0 | +8.0
Klay Thompson: 13.3 | 18.1 | -4.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies -7.5 (-115)

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