Grizzlies vs. Warriors NBA Prediction
The Warriors are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Grizzlies for Friday nights’ NBA play-in game at 9:00 p.m. ET. With the total also sitting at 221 points, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
579 Memphis Grizzlies (+3.5) at 580 Golden State Warriors (-3.5); o/u 221
9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, May 21, 2021
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 15 rebounds at halftime and finished with 23 points, 23 rebounds and three blocks on 10-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's 100-96 play-in win over the Spurs. JV set a Memphis playoff record by becoming the first player in franchise history to have 20 points and 20 rebounds by the end of the third quarter. Ja Morant added 20 points, six boards and six assists in the win and the Grizzlies will play the loser of the Lakers-Warriors game for the No. 8 seed in the West. If you rolled with JV tonight, you did well.
Golden State Warriors DFS Notes
Stephen Curry, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid have been named finalist in the MVP Award race for the 2020-21 season. The award is almost assuredly going to go to Jokic, but you could make a case for all three of these guys. Curry led the league in scoring (32.0) and true shooting percentage (65.5) while guiding the Dubs back to the postseason, Embiid was a monster statistically while helping Philly earn the No. 1 seed out East, and Jokic played in all 72 while ranking No. 1 in fantasy hoops and leading Denver to a top-3 seed out West.
Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game Prediction
The Grizzlies are just 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games versus the Warriors. The Warriors are also 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 5-0 against the number in their last five games as a favorite and are 6-0 at the betting window in their last six home games. On the other side, the Grizzlies are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 1-7 against the number in their last eight games following a win.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -3.5