Grizzlies vs. Warriors Odds for Christmas Day: Morant & Co. Are Road Favorites at Golden State (December 25)
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. Pictured: Dillon Brooks #24 of the Memphis Grizzlies and Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors.
Grizzlies vs. Warriors Odds
|Moneyline||-194 / +162|
|Time||Sunday, 8 p.m. ET|
This is the first matchup between these two teams since the Warriors eliminated the Grizzlies in the second round of last season’s playoffs in six games. While Ja Morant wasn’t available for the last few games of that series due to injury, it is Stephen Curry who will miss this matchup with a shoulder injury.
The Grizzlies have been rock solid with Morant, Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. leading the way for a team that ranks among the top 10 in both Offensive (115.1 – 10th) and Defensive Efficiency (109.4 – fifth). The Grizzlies entered play on Friday tied for the best record in the Western Conference at 19-11.
The Warriors have ranked among the 10 most efficient defenses for eight of the last nine seasons, but they currently sit at 21st in Defensive Rating (114.4) as they have struggled to get stops, and consequently, have struggled to win on the road.
In addition to Curry, Andrew Wiggins has been dealing with a groin injury, and his status is worth monitoring for this matchup. The Warriors are surprisingly 15-18 on the season as they sit in 11th place in the Western Conference.