Golden State at Memphis
Here we go again … back on the roads of NBA with a new year ahead…
Memphis had a really tough start of the season … they are now on 7 -25 …the worst record in NBA so far this year. They have a new coach from last month , and the situation seems to be back to normal. The most important factor for that is Paul Gasol comeback – he s averaging in the last 3 games 24 ppg, 8 rebounds, 3 assists playing 32 min per game. It s from far , the no 1 player of the team , giving a lot of his determination to his teammates. Mike Miller showed a really good shape against the Rockets, matching a season high with seven 3-pointers and scoring 32 points. Gasol added 21, but Memphis fell for the 12th time in 14 games. Last week they beat Toronto 110-104 in a great show offered by Miller & Co.
Memphis won all three of its matchups with Golden State last season, holding the Warriors to 82.7 points per game. Davis, though, missed the last two games with a sprained right ankle after being held to seven points on 3-of-9 shooting in a 104-94 loss on Jan. 3, 2006.
Golden State (17-16) started this year with a very hard win against NO /Okla last night 97-89. Davis, the no 1 player of the team,who leads the Warriors this season with 21.2 ppg, has helped the team compensate for Richardson’s struggles. In thier first game since Richardson’s injury, Davis had 29 points and made a big shot down the stretch during the win over New Orleans Davis is averaging 14.5 points and shooting 37 percent from the field in 11 games against the Grizzlies.
Forward Matt Barnes also had 29 points for the Warriors, and is averaging 20.8 in his last five games. Barnes added 11 rebounds and a season-high five steals.
It s gonna be pretty hard for GS to keep the same rythm on back to back games , because most of the players have a lot of minutes and they might be pretty tired.
In this conditions , today s pick could be a littlle bit risky , but i have a ot of confidence in it :
Memphis -4 @ 1,98 played at Canbet