Should You Bet On Golden State to Win 73?Josh Bailey
The Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs on the road this past Sunday to tie the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls with the most wins during a single season in NBA history. The Warriors have 72 wins and only 9 losses.
This Wednesday Golden State plays its final regular season game of the year. The Warriors take on the Memphis Grizzlies, a team that they could only beat by a single point, 100 to 99, on April 9. Golden State was favored by 13 in that game. But they failed to cover the spread. With number 73 on the line, should NBA handicappers bet on the Warriors to cover ATS versus Memphis on Wednesday? See below for what I think!
Top Four Reasons Why You Should Bet On Golden State To Win 73
Golden State is the only team to beat San Antonio in San Antonio this season
The Warriors are the only team in the NBA that handed the Spurs a loss in San Antonio this season. They did it on Sunday, April 10. Why is that important? It’s important because it goes to reason that on April 9 versus Memphis, the Warriors were already thinking about the Spurs on April 10. Perhaps, that is one of the reasons why Golden State didn’t play as well as they usually do versus the Grizzlies.
Memphis battles the Los Angeles Clippers on April 12
The Grizzlies take on the tough Clippers on the road on April 12 before traveling to Oakland to battle the Warriors on April 13. It’s hard to see the Grizzlies having enough energy to battle an incredibly motivated Golden State Warriors squad on the road after having to take on CP3, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan in L.A. the day before.
The Splash Brothers had their worst shooting day of the year in the 1 point win over Memphis on April 9
Both Klay Thompson and Seth Curry were horrible in the Warriors win over the Grizzlies on April 9. Thompson went 7 out 16 from the field and 3 out of 10 from three. Seth Curry went 7 out of 22 from the field and 3 out of 14 from three. Both of the Splash Brothers should be red hot on Wednesday night.
Golden State’s players want the record
Seth Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all want the record. There’s real motivation from the three leaders of the Golden State Warriors. Green in particular has made no bones about the fact that he wants Golden State to win number 73. I don’t see Golden State letting up at any point in their game versus the Memphis Grizzlies on April 13. The Warriors should beat the Grizzlies by over 20 points, meaning that they have a great shot of covering the spread.