Memphis Grizzlies at Charlotte Bobcats
Current Line: Memphis -13
Current O/U Line: 182
The Memphis Grizzlies (37-25 SU, 29-33 ATS) will play their last road game of the regular season tonight before heading home for a three game stand to finish up their regular season before the playoffs.
The Grizzlies have the opportunity tonight to open up their offense on the road tonight against a weak Charlotte defense. Memphis is averaging just 91.4 points per game on the road this season where they are shooting 43.5% from the field and 31.6% from beyond the arc.
Rudy Gay (19.1 PPG) has been on fire for this Memphis offense scoring 24 or more points in four straight games. Zach Randolph is a big piece of this offense that needs to get his legs back and ready for the playoffs. Randolph does have five double-doubles in the last ten games which is a sign he is getting close to where he should be.
The Memphis defense has looked solid the last five games. The Grizzlies are allowing 93.6 points per game the last five games with opponents shooting 44.9% from the field and 32.9% from beyond the arc against them.Â Seven of the last nine opponents for Memphis have scored 93 or less against the Grizzlies.
The Charlotte Bobcats (7-54 SU, 21-40 ATS) enter tonightâ€™s contest looking to snap an 18 game losing streak in which they have gone 0-8 ATS the last eight games.
The Charlotte offense has been horrendous as of late. The Bobcats have been held to less than 70 points in back to back games now and have averaged just 76.8 points per game the last five games in which they are shooting 37.6% from the field and 24.6% from beyond the arc.
Not making excuses for this Bobcat offense but they are playing with numerous injuries on this team right now. Cory Maggette their leading scorer is done for the season. D.J Augustin has been dealing with a nagging knee injury that has cause him to miss numerous games throughout this month. Gerald Henderson (14.5 PPG) and rookie Kemba Walker (12.4 PPG) have been the only bright spots for this team as of late.
With an offense that is playing this bad you would hope the defense would be able to step it up for Charlotte if youâ€™re a Bobcats fan. That has not been the case with Charlotte allowing 95.6 points per game the last five games with opponents shooting 47.2% from the field and 30.6% form beyond the arc against them. Charlotte has allowed triple digits in seven of their last 10 games.
Charlotte is just playing horrible basketball right now. They have though had some success against this Memphis team over the past few years going 5-1 SU, the last six meetings. The Memphis defense though should be able to shut this struggling Charlotte offense down while Memphis is not an extremely high powered offense on the road this season. I wonâ€™t lay the point and I wonâ€™t even take the points in this one but I will say this game should stay under the total.
Memphis 95 Charlotte 80
Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks
Current Line: Dallas -12
Current O/U Line: 200.5
The Golden State Warriors (22-39 SU, 32-29 ATS) start a three game road trip tonight in which they are looking to snap a six game losing streak they have going.
Golden Stateâ€™s offense continues to play at a high level averaging 100.6 points per game the last five games in which they are shooting 45.6% from the field and 40.4% form beyond the arc.
Klay Thompson (11.9 PPG) continues to be the strength to this offense scoring 12 or more points in nine straight games now. Rookie forward Jeremy Tyler (3.9 PPG) has seen an increase in minutes the last two games in which he has scored 15 and 11 to go along with an average of eight rebounds in those two games.
The Warriors defense has continues to struggle which is why this team has struggled. Golden State is allowing 112.2 points per game the last five games with opponents shooting 47.4% from the field and 40.2% form beyond the arc against them. Five of the last six opponents for the Warriors have scored 112 or more points against them.
The Dallas Mavericks (35-28 SU, 32-31 ATS) enter tonightâ€™s matchup off a seven point home win over Houston on Wednesday night that snapped the Mavericks two game losing streak.
On the offensive side of the ball Dallas has been on fire as of late. The Mavericks are averaging 111 points per game the last five games in which they are shooting 47.7% from the field and 44% from beyond the arc. Dallas has scored 108 points or more in five of the last six games they have played in.
Dirk Nowitzki (21.8 PPG) has been on a tear as of late scoring 24 or more points in five straight games with his last two game he dropped 35 and 40 in. Jason Kidd (6.4 PPG) has started to come around as of late offensively scoring 10 or more in three straight games now. Delonte West (9.5 PPG) has been another piece of this offense that is catching fire, scoring 11 or more in four straight games now.
One of the big surprises coming out of Dallas has been the defense that they are playing right now. The Mavericks are allowing 108.4 points per game the last five games with opponents shooting 45.4% from the field and 37.6% from beyond the arc against them.
Golden State doesnâ€™t even seem to be trying on the defensive side of the ball as of late. With how hot both of these offenses have been and how bad the defenses have been this game has the making of an over written all over it.
Golden State 104 Dallas 117