Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors 3/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors 3/9/23
Thu 9th March 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (38-26, 26-5 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top scoring teams when they welcome the Golden State Warriors (34-32, 7-25 Away) on Thursday. Golden State dropped their last game against the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-128 at Paycom Center on Tuesday, their seventh loss in a row away from home.

Stephen Curry was a top performer in the loss with 40 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. The Warriors are the sixth seed in the Western Conference. Memphis lost their third in a row on Tuesday at Arena, falling to the Los Angeles Lakers 112-103.

Jaren Jackson Jr. had 26 points and eight rebounds in the losing effort, leading the team. The Grizzlies are third in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

After taking both of the previous season games against Memphis, the most recent of which was a 122-120 victory at Chase Center on January 25, their third straight head-to-head victory, Golden State will be aiming for a season sweep.

Curry led the Warriors with 34 points. Ja Morant had 29 points and 12 assists in the losing effort. Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole, averaging 22.1 and 20.7 points per game, respectively, are leading the Warriors in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Kevon Looney is grabbing 9.0 rebounds per game, and Draymond Green is dishing 6.7 assists.

Morant (27.1 ppg) has powered the Grizzlies’ offense. He has the ninth-highest scoring average in the league. Morant also has doled out 8.2 assists per game, fifth-most in the NBA. Jackson Jr. has collected 6.6 rebounds per game.

The Warriors are averaging 118.1 points per game, ranking as one of the top scoring offenses in the league (3rd). The Grizzlies have found success in recent meetings between the teams at FedExForum, winning seven of the last 10.

Memphis has won five straight at home this season. Golden State is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +4.0 (117.4-113.4). Memphis has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 113.4 points per game on average while allowing 110.9 (+2.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jonathan Kuminga: 22.2 | 14.3 | +7.9
Points per game:
Jonathan Kuminga: 16.0 | 9.2 | +6.8
Rebounds per game:
Stephen Curry: 4.0 | 6.2 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Xavier Tillman: 22.4 | 11.9 | +10.5
Brandon Clarke: 10.0 | 16.8 | -6.8
Points per game:
Brandon Clarke: 4.3 | 10.0 | -5.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

GS Warriors (-145)

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