Grizzlies vs Warriors Prediction & Best Bets For Game 6 | Spread, Over/Under, Moneyline, & Series Odds

Posted: May 13, 2022Last updated: May 13, 2022

So who saw that one coming? I was truly stunned that the Golden State Warriors, of all teams, were run out of the building by 39 points on Wednesday night. They were never even in the game, and this young Memphis Grizzlies team surprised everybody.

The Grizzlies were very good with Ja Morant during the regular season, but I thought their inexperience would be their downfall in Game 5 and boy was I wrong. They were hitting all of their shots and played stellar defense.

We missed on our Warriors spread bet but did hit on the Over, so not bad overall in the best bets department.

With that out of the way, let’s dive in on my favorite bets for Game 6.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 6 Odds

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Thursday May 12, at 11 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Warriors (-420), Grizzlies  (+320)
  • Spread: Warriors -8.5 (-110), Grizzlies +8.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over 217.5 (-110), Under 217.5 (-110)
  • Implied Score: Warriors 113, Grizzlies 104.5

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Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 6 Prediction

The Warriors didn’t shoot the ball that poorly in Game 5, but it was the turnovers that led to their downfall. They shot 45% from the field and 35.9% from three-point range but had 22 turnovers compared to only nine by the Grizzlies.

The starters for both teams barely played in the second half and will be well rested for Game 6. Morant will be absent again, so this young Memphis team will look to pull off another upset with their superstar.

To be quite honest, the Grizzlies have been in control for almost the entirety of the last two games except for the last 4 minutes of Game 5.

I learned my lesson picking against the Grizzlies in Game 5, but I still believe the Warriors will close out the series at home in Game 6.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 6 Score Pick

Warriors 117, Grizzlies 111

The Warriors will win this game and move on to the next round. Both teams found their shot in Game 5 and are well rested heading into Game 6. We saw Dillon Brooks attack the rim instead of settling for bad jump shots, and Desmond Bane finally scored 20+ points.

I think this will be a back-and-forth affair with a lot of points, so I love taking the Over in this contest as well. This Grizzlies team has no quit, though, so I am staying away from the spread.

Back the Warriors to win in a high-scoring affair in Game 6.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 6 Best Bets

OVER 217.5 Total Points (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

These two teams love shooting the three and found their rhythm in Game 5 despite the blowout. Golden State will want to put on a show in front of their home crowd, and if the Grizzlies are trailing, they’ll have to make threes to stay in the contest.

Even if this game is also a blowout, the two most lopsided contests in this series in Games 3 and 5 have still gone Over.

This will be a high-scoring game, and the Grizzlies have proven they can score big without Morant and go pound-for-pound with this Warriors team. Back the Over with your NBA bet of the day.

Warriors Cover -3 1Q Spread (-115)

WAGER: 1 Unit

I expect the Warriors to come out of the gates firing in front of their home crowd in Game 6. They have to be upset with themselves for their horrendous Game 5 performance. They’ll look to finally take a lead early which they have failed to do in the last two games.

Memphis has dominated the first quarter recently, but the Warriors will buck that trend in Game 6. Back Golden State to cover the first quarter spread.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 6 Parlay

Best Same-Game Parlay (+310)

  • Warriors Moneyline
  • OVER 217.5 Total Points
  • Klay Thompson OVER 21.5 Points

WAGER: 1 Unit

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 6 SGP

I don’t think the Warriors lose a game at home with the opportunity to win the series. Couple that with the Over on the points, because both the teams found their rhythm shooting in Game 5. It wasn’t the shooting that let the Warriors down, but the turnovers.

I expect both teams to put up a high point total, and one of the players who will be crucial to the Warriors win and the game going over the total will be Klay Thompson.

PREVIOUSLY: Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 5 Prediction

The Golden State Warriors are now one win away from returning to the Western Conference Finals. The Grizzlies played extremely well without Ja Morant in Game 4 but just couldn’t hold on to the lead late in the game. Stephen Curry took over and the entire team locked down on defense, forcing the Grizzlies into tough shots.

If Morant is unable to go in Game 5, this could be the end of the road for this young Memphis team.

Let’s dive in on my favorite bets for Game 5.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 5 Odds

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook (unless noted) and current as of Tuesday, May 10, at 11 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Warriors (-160), Grizzlies (+140)
  • Spread: Warriors -3 (-110), Grizzlies +3 (-110)
  • Total: Over 220.5 (-110), Under 220.5 (-110)
  • Implied Score: Warriors 111.75, Grizzlies 108.75

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 5 Prediction

Game 4 was another poor shooting performance from both teams. The Warriors only shot 40% from the field and 24.3% from beyond the arc, while the Grizzlies only shot 41.7% from the field and 25.7% from three-point range.

Neither team had scored 50 points by halftime, which was quite shocking considering the offensive firepower on both teams.

I can’t see the Warriors struggling from deep again in Game 5. They struggled to find their shot in Game 2, and then came out in Game 3 knocking down over 50% of their threes. I believe that will happen again as their offense will bounce back.

The Grizzlies will need Morant back to match the Warriors offense or else it could get ugly quick.

If Morant doesn’t play, Memphis will have to rely on its defense and Dillon Brooks and Jaren Jackson Jr. to shoot the ball better. They shot a combined 2-for-16 from three in Game 4.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 5 Score Pick

Warriors 117, Grizzlies 113

The Warriors will win this game and move on to the next round. If it weren’t for Morant’s heroics in Game 2, this series would already be over.

Both teams will find their shot again in Game 5, so I also like taking the Over in this contest. Both love shooting the three, and if they are trailing, the Grizzlies will attempt more threes to catch up in this game.

Back the Warriors to win in a high-scoring affair in Game 5.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 5 Best Bets

Warriors Cover -3 Spread (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

As a fan I’m hoping for a good game, but this one could end up in a blowout. It will all come down to the Warriors shooting. They missed wide-open shots in Game 4, and Klay Thompson definitely did not play like a splash bro.

This is a very good Grizzlies team, but I think they are one year too early and one superstar shy of making a championship run. I expect to see them back next season, but this is the end of their journey.

Back the Warriors to cover the spread with your NBA bet of the day.

OVER 220.5 Total Points (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Game 5 should have plenty of fireworks with the two teams bouncing back after a poor shooting performance. I like the Over even more if Morant is cleared to play, as he is their primary scorer and facilitator. Morant’s ability to attack the paint opens up shots for guys like Brooks and Desmond Bane on the perimeter.

The Warriors don’t usually have back-to-back poor shooting performances, so I’m banking on them finding their groove in Game 5. A key piece of their offense is the bench production from Jordan Poole, and he was ice cold as well in Game 4.

If Poole is hitting his shot, this total will soar over the total.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 5 Parlay

Best Same-Game Parlay (+360) at BetMGM Sportsbook

  • Warriors Moneyline
  • OVER 220.5 Total Points
  • Klay Thompson OVER 20.5 Points

WAGER: 1 Unit

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 5 SGP

I’ve coupled my two favorite game bets with my favorite player prop of the game as well. Thompson has been in a shooting slump, but if the Warriors are to win the game and the total to go Over, he will need to find his shot.

The Warriors are the more experienced team and will definitely pounce at the opportunity to put this series away.

PREVIOUSLY: Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 4 Prediction

The Golden State Warriors steamrolled the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3, winning 142-112 in a contest that was never close in the second half. The Warriors led by as many as 32 points en route to their second victory in the series, and as it stands, all the momentum is on their side.

With that said, a few questions need answers going into Game 4.

Dillon Brooks missed Game 3 due to a suspension, and he’s been the Grizzlies’ best answer for Stephen Curry for some time. How will Curry follow up his 30-point performance in Game 3?

Additionally, Ja Morant left Game 3 early after suffering an apparent knee injury. It’s hard to imagine that he’ll miss Game 4, but it’s possible that he’s unable to play at full strength. How well Memphis adapts to this adversity may well decide the series.

With that said, let’s take a look at our Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 4 prediction and best bets.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 4 Odds

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Sunday, May 8, at 10 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Warriors (-450), Grizzlies (+350)
  • Spread: Warriors -9 (-110), Grizzlies +9 (-110)
  • Total: Over 227 (-110), Under 227 (-110)
  • Implied Score: Warriors 118, Grizzlies 109

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 4 Prediction

After struggling for offensive efficiency in Games 1 and 2, the Warriors finally went ballistic in Game 3. Golden State went just 21-for-76 (27.6%) from three-point range in the first two games of the series before shooting a blistering 63.1% from the field and 17-for-32 (53.1%) from beyond the arc on Saturday night.

The Warriors were never going to continue to shoot as poorly as they did early in this series, but their efficiency in Game 3 isn’t something they can maintain, either. However, even a regression to the mean should still allow them to maintain an edge over Memphis.

On the subject of uncharacteristic shooting, the Grizzlies have had a bit of that happening on their end as well. Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. are shooting a combined 46.3% from deep in this series, and neither shot better than 34% during the regular season. It seems unlikely that they’ll be able to keep this up.

One thing looks certain ahead of Game 4, though: The atmosphere is going to be electric. Golden State’s home crowd is a high-energy bunch as-is, and the budding rivalry between these two teams is fuel for the fire. The intensity will be sky-high as both squads look to take the most important game of the series thus far.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 4 Score Pick

Warriors 124, Grizzlies 111

The Warriors won’t shoot as well as they did in Game 3, but they’ll do enough offensively to put the Grizzlies away and take a commanding 3-1 series lead. I’m expecting this to be a high-scoring contest whether Morant is healthy or not, and the final score should reflect that.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 4 Best Bets

Warriors Cover -9 Spread (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

This is a massive spread considering that Games 1 and 2 were decided by a combined margin of six points, but we also just saw the Warriors win by 30 in the first game of the series on their home floor. That has to count for something, even if it’s unlikely that it happens again.

I’m operating under the impression that Morant plays up to par in Game 4, but if he doesn’t, this game could easily be a blowout. In that case, this 9-point spread is a bargain if you’re riding with Golden State.

Back the Warriors to earn a comfortable win at home with our NBA bet of the day.

OVER 227 Total Points (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The shooting we saw from the Warriors in Games 1 and 2 was extremely uncharacteristic. Curry and Klay Thompson went just 13-of-45 (28.9%) from beyond the arc, and Golden State as a whole only hit 18.4% of their shots from deep in Game 2.

The outburst we saw in Game 3 isn’t something they can do consistently, but we should expect the Warriors to continue to be better than they were early in this series. 120+ points certainly doesn’t seem out of the question, especially since they posted 117 in Game 1 and 142 in Game 3.

That means Memphis will need to score in the mid-to-upper 100s, and seeing as how the Grizzlies are averaging 111.3 points per game in this series, we can expect them to do so.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 4 Parlay

Best Same-Game Parlay (+264)

  • Warriors Cover -9 Spread
  • OVER 227 Total Points

WAGER: 1 Unit

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 4 SGP

For our same-game parlay, we’re combining our two best bets for the game to get a bet with (+264) odds. This is a solid value, but if you’re uncomfortable backing the Warriors against the spread, you can swap in their moneyline and still get plus-odds.

We hit on the Grizzlies moneyline and the Under in Game 2 thanks to a 47-point performance from superstar Ja Morant. Memphis has now given themselves a chance in this series, but it should worry them that it required a huge scoring performance from Morant for them to only narrowly win the game.

The Warriors only shot 18.4% from beyond the arc, and I do not expect them to repeat that poor three-point shooting again in this series. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry missed a lot of open looks and shot a combined 5-for-23 from three.

The Grizzlies will be without Dillon Brooks after he was suspended for his flagrant foul against Gary Payton II in Game 2. This is a huge loss for the Grizzlies — Brooks is a scoring threat and an elite perimeter defender.

Can the Grizzlies regain home-court advantage in Game 3? Here are my best bets as the series travels to California.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 3 Odds

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Friday, May 6, at 12 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Warriors (-300), Grizzlies  (+240)
  • Spread: Warriors -7 (-110), Grizzlies +7 (-110)
  • Total: Over 225.5 (-110), Under 225.5 (-110)
  • Implied Score: Warriors 116.25, Grizzlies 109.25

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 3 Prediction

I don’t see the Warriors shooting so poorly from three again in this series, and especially not at home in Game 3. They’re going to be in front of their home crowd and will look to put on a show.

I think they will win in a blowout and regain a lead in this series. It took a monumental effort from Morant for the Grizzlies to barely squeeze by in Game 2, and he needs all the help he can get if Memphis is to pull off this upset.

The Warriors have played excellent defense against Desmond Bane, who only has 14 points combined in the first two games of the series. Jaren Jackson Jr. has not escaped his tendency to commit fouls ,as he played only 29 minutes in Game 2 before fouling out for the third time this postseason.

With no Brooks and a lack of help for Morant on the offensive side of the ball, the Warriors are going to roll in Game 3.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 3 Score Pick

Warriors 120, Grizzlies 106

I think I’m being a bit generous giving the Grizzlies 106 points here, because the final score could be uglier than this. I do lean a bit to the Over in this contest due to Golden State’s three-point shooting. The Grizzlies attempted 45 threes themselves in Game 2, so this could be a high-scoring game.

I expect the Warriors to force someone else on the Grizzlies to beat them and contain Morant with double teams and traps.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 3 Best Bets

Warriors Cover -7 Spread (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Warriors are going to steamroll the Grizzlies in Game 3, and it could get ugly. With the home crowd behind them, the splash brothers are going to regain their old form and rain threes all night long.

This spread should realistically be -9 or -9.5 because the Grizzlies also won’t have Brooks, who was the primary defender on Curry in Game 1.

If the Warriors didn’t fall asleep down the stretch in Game 2, they would have a 2-0 lead right now and could’ve been looking at a chance to sweep the Grizzlies at home.

OVER 225.5 Total Points (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

In Game 2, the two teams attempted a combined 83 three-point shots and only made 21. This number is sure to go up in Game 3 and this will definitely help us hit the Over.

The Grizzlies are most likely going to be playing catch up in this contest and will be relying on the three-ball to stay in the game.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 3 Parlay

Best Same-Game Parlay (+370)

  • Warriors Cover -7 Spread
  • OVER 225.5 Total Points
  • Draymond Green OVER 6.5 Assists

WAGER: 1 Unit

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 3 SGP

My two favorite bets for the game coupled with one of my favorite props. Green had seven assists in Game 2 and would’ve had a lot more if the Warriors guards were able to hit their shots.

He is going to go way over this total and could potentially be on triple-double watch in Game 3.

PREVIOUSLY: Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 2 Prediction

The Warriors and Grizzlies put on quite a show in Game 1, and this looks like it could be an exciting series. Both teams showcased their young talent with big games from Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Jordan Poole.

The Warriors had to battle in the second half without Draymond Green after he was ejected for a flagrant foul and played great defense against Morant down the stretch. Morant had a good look to win the game at the buzzer, but he missed a layup that gave Golden State a 117-116 win.

Let’s dive in on my favorite bets for Game 2.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 2 Odds

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Monday, May 2, at 3 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Warriors (-130), Grizzlies (+110)
  • Spread: Warriors -2 (-110), Grizzlies +2 (-110)
  • Total: Over 227.5 (-110), Under 227.5 (-110)
  • Implied Score: Warriors 114.75, Grizzlies 112.75

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 2 Prediction

This series will either go the distance or the Warriors will make quick work of the Grizzlies in either 4 or 5 games. The Grizzlies lost Game 1 at home against the Timberwolves in the previous series as well, but the Warriors are a completely different team. I hate to say it, but the Grizzlies HAD to win Game 1.

Game 2 is now a must-win game for the Grizzlies, and on top of that, they’ll have to deal with an aggravated Draymond Green after he was controversially ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul in the first half of Game 1.

For the Grizzlies to win Game 2, Desmond Bane will have to have a much better game. Memphis definitely cannot rely on Jackson Jr. to score 33 points yet again and will need to get help elsewhere. Jackson Jr. has a huge size advantage against this Warriors team that likes to go small, and he should be able to dominate the paint.

Back the Grizzlies to eke out a Game 2 win at home and give themselves a fighting chance in this series.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 2 Score Pick

Grizzlies 112, Warriors 107

Game 2 should see less points as Green will return for the Warriors and anchor their defense. The Grizzlies let Poole get hot in the second half and will need to sharpen up their perimeter defense if they want to have a chance in this series.

Dillon Brooks got in foul trouble and only played 30 minutes, and he is the Grizzlies best perimeter defender and the main defender on Stephen Curry.

Poole played 38 minutes in Game 1 since Curry and Klay Thompson were both in foul trouble the entire game and delivered off the bench. He scored 31 points and almost had a triple-double.

The Grizzlies will knot the series up at one game apiece behind big games from Bane and Morant.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 2 Best Bets

Grizzlies Moneyline (+110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

It may look like this series is now out of reach for the Grizzlies after they lost a game in which they definitely should have won. The Warriors were without their best defender for the entire second half but were still able to contain the Grizzlies offense.

With their home crowd cheering them on, the Grizzlies will win Game 2 before heading to the Bay Area for the next two games.

UNDER 227.5 Total Points (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The game total has increased after the Over cashed in Game 1. The public bettor will probably wager on the Over in Game 2 after the Game 1 result, but I like the Under by a lot. The Warriors played great transition defense and limited the Grizzlies’ offense, and Memphis wasn’t able to take full advantage of their size.

The Grizzlies should win the rebounding edge in Game 2 and limit Golden State’s second-chance points. Back the Under in Game 2.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 2 Parlay

Best Same-Game Parlay (+570)

  • Grizzlies Moneyline
  • UNDER 227.5 Total Points
  • Ja Morant: OVER 16.5 Rebounds + Assists

WAGER: 1 Unit

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 2 SGP

These are my three favorite bets for Game 2. I think it will be a more defensive game from both teams, which is why I lean to the Under in this contest. Morant will be playing more of a facilitator role as well so I love including this player prop of his in the parlay.

We’re on a roll with the SGPs in the Grizzlies playoff games, so far so let’s keep rolling.

PREVIOUSLY: Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 1 Prediction

The second round of the NBA Playoffs will begin on the Western Conference side of the bracket when the Golden State Warriors take on the Memphis Grizzlies this Sunday afternoon.

This series has the potential to be the best of the entire postseason, and Game 1 should be a terrific preview of what’s to come.

On one side is the Warriors, who are back in the playoffs for the first time since losing the 2019 NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors. On the other is the Grizzlies, a young, up-and-coming giant that recorded the second-best record in the league this year at 56-26.

Let’s take a deep dive into Game 1 of this series and find a few bets to take advantage of.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 1 Odds

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Grizzlies (+115), Warriors (-135)
  • Spread: Grizzlies +2 (-110), Warriors -2 (-110)
  • Over/Under: Over 222 (-110), Under 222 (-110)
  • Implied Score: Grizzlies 110, Warriors 112

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 1 Prediction

In a sense, this is almost the first game of the season between these two teams. They met four times during the regular season, but none of those contests featured both teams at full strength. Because of that, it’s hard to say exactly what we should expect to see here in Game 1.

We know the Grizzlies will be aggressive, especially with the home crowd on their side. Ja Morant will be look to set the tone on offense, willing his way to the basket against a Warriors team that posted the No. 1 defensive rating during the regular season.

Morant struggled to stay efficient in the first round against Minnesota, but he put his passing ability on full display and averaged 10.5 assists per game, often finding the likes of Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks along the perimeter. Their contributions will be key as the Grizzlies look to get their offense going in Game 1.

The big question, though, is how well Memphis will be able to contain Golden State’s shooters. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Jordan Poole all sank more than 40% of their three-point attempts in the first round, and they should challenge a Grizzlies team that was often willing to let opponents fire away during the season.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 1 Score Pick

Grizzlies 108, Warriors 115

Rest will play a significant role in Game 1. Golden State got three full days of rest after wrapping up its first-round series last Wednesday, while Memphis won its series on Friday night in Minnesota. Now, they’ll return home for an afternoon tip-off having had very little time to prepare for their next opponent.

The Warriors have the edge in terms of talent and experience, but if the Grizzlies are still in the game before the fatigue sets in, Golden State should be able to overwhelm them down the stretch and steal home-court advantage in this series.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 1 Best Bets

Warriors: Cover -2 Spread (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

I almost want to take the moneyline here since it’s a safer bet, but I’m confident enough that Golden State will win this game by more than one possession. Their core has been in this position before, and I’m not concerned about them being rusty after having several days off.

Look for the Warriors to pull away from the Grizzlies in the second half and comfortably cover the spread for our NBA bet of the day.

Warriors: Cover -1.5 Third Quarter Spread (+115)

WAGER: 1 Unit

When the Warriors were in the midst of their dynasty, they were known for being a dominant third-quarter team. If you could escape the third quarter and still be within striking distance, you’d have a shot at bringing them down. It just didn’t happen very often.

Fast-forward to 2022, and Golden State still knows how to throw the first punch out of the break. They posted the second-best third-quarter margin in the NBA this year (+2.7 points), while Memphis checks in at No. 16.

Given Golden State’s proficiency in this frame and the possibility that fatigue begins to set in for the Grizzlies after halftime, I like the Warriors to cover this spread.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 1 Parlay

Best Same-Game Parlay (+370)

  • Warriors Moneyline
  • Stephen Curry OVER 27.5 Points
  • Dillon Brooks OVER 0.5 Steals

WAGER: 1 Unit

Grizzlies vs Warriors Game 1 SGP

We’re starting this parlay off with the Warriors moneyline. You can get slightly better odds by adding them to cover the spread instead, but this is a slightly safer option.

Next, we’re looking for Curry to hit the Over on his points prop. He bombarded the Grizzlies to the tune of 36.3 points per game during the regular season, and he should get plenty of good looks here in Game 1.

Lastly, we’re adding Brooks to record at least one steal. He recorded a steal in five of his six games in the first round against Minnesota, and he averaged 1.1 per game during the season. This is a solid line to add to give us some extra juice.

PREVIOUSLY: Grizzlies vs Warriors Series Prediction

There’s a new challenger emerging in the Western Conference.

The Memphis Grizzlies — one of the youngest, fastest, and most exciting teams in the NBA — advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs following a hard-fought series with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

There, they’ll meet the Golden State Warriors, who are seeking another shot at glory after reaching the NBA Finals in five consecutive seasons from 2014 to 2019. Most of the pieces from their dynasty are still on the roster, headlined by the sharp-shooting duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Who will emerge from this series pitting youth vs experience? Let’s examine this NBA Playoffs matchup and identify some of the best bets available.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Odds

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Sunday, May 1, at 11 a.m. ET.

  • Series Winner: Grizzlies (+210), Warriors (-250)

Grizzlies vs Warriors Series Pick

Typically, you can get a good idea of how a playoff series might turn out based on how the regular-season series went between two teams. Unfortunately, the data we have between the Grizzlies and Warriors is a bit unreliable.

The Grizzlies won the season series 3-1, capped off by a 28-point victory in late March. However, Golden State’s all-important trio of Curry, Thompson, and Draymond Green didn’t play together in any of the four games. Curry took the floor in three, Green in two, and Thompson in one.

It may be better, then, to look at how these teams have performed recently. The Warriors nearly swept their first-round playoff series with the Denver Nuggets, while the Grizzlies were challenged by the Timberwolves. Denver isn’t Minnesota, but it’s not a coincidence that the Warriors looked so dominant in the opening round.

At its peak, we know what this team is capable of. The Warriors have won three NBA titles since the 2014-15 season. The Grizzlies may have a few in their future, but there’s a reason why they’re significant underdogs in a series in which they have home-court advantage.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Series Score Pick

Warriors in 6 Games

The Grizzlies will push the Warriors. I don’t doubt that. Memphis has a phenomenal young core featuring Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, and Jaren Jackson Jr., and this team deserves respect for putting together the second-best record in the NBA this season. I also don’t believe that they fear Golden State.

However, the Warriors are far more talented, experienced, and capable of emerging from this series. Memphis will take two or even three games, but Golden State will come out on top in the end.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Best Bets

Warriors Win Series 4-2 (+250)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Grizzlies have home-court advantage, and that should help them steal a game or two in this series. The Memphis crowd is hungry and energized, and no one feeds them better than Morant. Moreover, this team has the young, careless swagger it needs to ignore the noise.

But the Warriors are the Warriors, and this is the healthiest this team has been since they were eliminated by the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals. They may not win the title this year, but it doesn’t seem like they’ll squander the opportunity to at least advance to the Western Conference Finals.

Golden State in six games is the best bet you can make for this series.

Warriors Win Game 1 & Series (+105)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Golden State enters this series rested and healthy, while Memphis just wrapped up an exhausting matchup in Minnesota on Friday night. Fatigue is going to set in for them eventually, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if that happens late in Game 1.

The Warriors are no strangers to hostile environments, and with rested legs, they should go into Grizzlies territory on Sunday and emerge with a win.


Ani Sridhar

Ani Sridhar is an NBA and soccer betting analyst at The Gameday as well as a producer at SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Residing in NY, but originally from Washington D.C and a University of Maryland alum, Ani is a long-time (and occasionally suffering) fan of all the Washington sports teams. He loves TV and movies, so just holler if you ever need someone to join your bar trivia team.

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