Losses due to covid have not yet hit Golden State particularly hard. Yes, recently on the road there was a complete surrender to the “Toronto”, but in that match did not play Green and Curry. Now they will be in the ranks, but Poole and Wiggins continue to be in the covid protocol. After a misfire against San Antonio in early December, the Warriors have won their last three matches at home. Again, in all victories, the score difference was at least 10 points. This series has already stretched into 14 victorious home battles, which began with a defeat just from “Memphis”. As if it did not end on the same opponent.
Ja Morant returned to service, and immediately “Memphis”, quite unexpectedly and sensationally at home, lost to “Oklahoma”. Before that there was a misfire at home in the match with “Portland”, which before the game with the “bears” won on the road only once. It is possible that almost the combat structure of “Memphis” can be rehabilitated on the road, where the team still has a series of six victories, and in five matches “Grizzlies” did not concede more than 104 points. With the protection of “Memphis”, things are somewhat normalized.
Considering the loss of the “Warriors” and just too long a series of not just victories, but devastating victories and that you will have to play against a very strong team in terms of away matches, then the rate is against the “warriors”. The fighting structure of “Memphis”, which has already won in San Francisco this season, will try to rehabilitate itself for the last two offensive setbacks. A bet on Memphis with a handicap (+7.5) looks quite acceptable in such hands.