Can the home-advantage power the Warriors to a lead in the series?
The NBA Playoffs are heating up, and we have an exciting Western Conference semi-final matchup for today’s basketball betting odds: Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors at 20:30 EST.
After the first two games in Memphis, the series is well poised at 1-1, and we now move to Chase Center for the Warriors’ two home games. Incidentally, it was the Grizzlies who ended the Warriors’ postseason run last season with a splendid win after ET in the play-in tournament. They also defeated GSW in 3 of the four regular-season meetings this season, including once here in CA. However, the Dubs are an entirely different outfit from the regular season, as they have all 3 of their stars fit and firing. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest odds for this game, brought to you by BetMGM.
Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors Odds and essential betting info
Game: Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors
Competition: NBA Playoffs 2021/22
Kick-off: 05/07/2022, 20:30 EST
Venue: Chase Center
Moneyline odds: Grizzlies (+220) | Warriors (-275)
Spread: Grizzlies +6.5| Warriors -6.5
Over/under: 225.5 total points | Over: -110 | Under: -110
The Grizzlies and Ja Morant have been one of the highlights of this season, with the latter even being named the Most Improved Player. However, considering his recent performances, there is little doubt that the youngster will be one of the best in the game if he isn’t already there. Ja Morant leads in points, assists, rebounds, and steals for the Grizzlies in the playoffs while converting 42% of his field-goal attempts. In addition, BetMGM is offering -105 odds for Ja to have over 37.5 Points + Assists, and considering his performances in the two games this series, it’s certainly worth a shot.
Golden State Warriors
GSW had injury troubles for much of the regular season, missing at least one of their big three for a major chunk. However, now all 3 of them are healthy and firing and GSW also boasts significant contributions from the likes of Wiggins and Poole, making them the clear favorites in this game. In fact, Jordan Poole has the best conversion rate in the Playoffs for GSW both in Field Goals and 3-Pointers, while Wiggins tops their Rebounds chart. In addition, BetMGM is offering +100 for Poole to score over 2.5 3-Pointers and -140 on Wiggins having over 5.5 Rebounds.
The key player for the hosts is none other than Steph Curry, the greatest shooter in the history of the sport. He leads the scoring charts for GSW, despite the limited playing time against the Nuggets. BetMGM is offering -125 for Curry to score over 26.5 while he averages 27.3 in the playoffs so far. In addition, Steph to score over 3.5 3-Pointers has odds of -160, making it an exciting market to keep an eye on.
Moving on to the Grizzlies, it’s no surprise that their hopes lie on Ja Morant. He has been in excellent form in the last two games, with 34 and 47 points respectively, and also has the most assists and rebounds. BetMGM offers -115 on a Ja Morant double-double and -115 on him scoring over 28.5 points.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors - Notable stats
- Game points average of 219 points in last 5 h2h games
- Memphis won the 1st half in the last 5 h2h games
- Memphis won the 1st quarter in the last 5 h2h games
- GSW lost the 1st quarter in 5 of their last 7 games
- Ja Morant averages 40.5 points this series.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors - Last meeting - How the bets went
05/03/2022 | FedExForum| GSW: 101 @ Grizzlies: 106| NBA Playoffs
Despite losing the first game, the Grizzlies were favorites in the game, owing to their home advantage. However, the two teams were level on points after three quarters, but Ja Morant came up clutch in the last 4 minutes of the 4th quarter to help the Grizzlies level the series. He scored all 14 points for them in this period, including an unanswered 4 in the final minute.
Memphis clinched the 2nd seed in the West ahead of the Warriors and put in a strong performance in the last game to level the series. However, GSW will be playing at home, in front of their fans, and it’s nearly impossible to beat them here, especially with a healthy and in-form squad. So, we pick GSW to win this tie, and our featured bookmaker, BetMGM, is offering -275 on the Moneyline and -115 on the -6.5 spread for the Warriors. In addition, BetMGM also offers OT insurance for your Moneyline wagers upto $25 on every NBA playoff game.
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