Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 1 Prediction
The Warriors and Grizzlies will open their Western Conference Semifinals series at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday in Memphis. With the total sitting at 220.5, will these two teams combine for enough points to cash the over?
515 Golden State Warriors (-2) at 516 Memphis Grizzlies (+2); o/u 220.5
3:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 1, 2022
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
Golden State Warriors DFS Notes
Stephen Curry hit 10-of-22 shots, five 3-pointers and 5-of-7 free throws for 30 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and five turnovers in Wednesday’s 102-98 Game 5 win over the Nuggets to close out the series. Curry was awesome after moving back into the starting lineup of for the Warriors’ ‘new death lineup’ and led the Warriors on an 11-2 run in the third quarter that helped them overcome a 10-point deficit and regain control of the game. The Nuggets answered with a 10-3 run of their own in the third quarter but in the end, foul trouble and right hamstring injury to Nikola Jokic were too much for the Nuggets to overcome. Curry and the Warriors will face the winner of the Memphis-Minnesota series in the next round.
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
Desmond Bane scored 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting (5-of-9 3-pointers) and added seven rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal as the Grizzlies beat the Timberwolves 114-106 in Game 6 to close out the series 4-2 on Friday night. Bane earned himself a lot of money this series as he was outstanding, helping the Grizzlies close out the Timberwolves. Entering Friday, Bane was averaging a team-leading 23.6 points on 47.6% shooting from the floor (42.7% 3-pointers) to go with 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 blocks through five games this postseason. Bane hit some huge shots down the stretch as the Grizzlies were able to erase a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter for the third time this series. Ja Morant didn’t have his best game, scoring just 17 points on 4-of-14 shooting (0-of-5 3-pointers) and dished out 11 assists with eight rebounds, one steal, and one block with five turnovers. The Grizzlies will host the Warriors on Sunday in the second round of the Western Conference Finals.
Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 1 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Memphis. The under is also 7-2 in the Warriors’ last nine games when playing an opponent with a winning record, is 4-1 in the Grizzlies’ last five games overall and is 5-2 in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning record.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: WARRIORS/GRIZZLIES UNDER 220.5