The Golden State Warriors will play Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at FedExForum on Tuesday. The game is listed to start at 930 pm. ET (TNT). Examining the Soldiersvs. Grizzlies odds and lines, then, are what NBA experts have chosen, divined, and bet.
The Warriors won the opener 117-116 Sunday.
In Game 1, the Grizzlies were led by PG Ja Morant, who scored 34 points. PF Jaren Jackson Jr. also had a fantastic game, scoring a season-high 33 points, including six three-pointers.
Despite the ejection of four-time All-Star PF Draymond Green in the second quarter, the Warriors won with SG Jordan Poole scoring a team-high 31 points.
The Warriors failed to cover as 1.5-point favorites on Sunday, reducing their ATS (against the spread) road record to 11-14-2. The Grizzlies are 8-3 ATS as home underdogs, ranking fourth in the NBA.
Warriors at Grizzlies odds and lines
The odds are provided by OKBET Sportsbook for a complete list. Lines were last updated at 2:31 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Warriors -130 (bet 130 to win 100) | Grizzlies +105 (bet 100 to win 105)
- Against the spread: Warriors -1.5 (-120) | Grizzlies +1.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Warriors at Grizzlies key injuries
- F Andre Iguodala (cervical) out
- SG Klay Thompson (knee) probable
- C Steven Adams (health and safety protocols) out
- SG Desmond Bane (back) questionable
- SG Ziaire Williams (knee) questionable
Warriors at Grizzlies picks and predictions
Grizzlies 114, Warriors 111
BET GRIZZLIES (+105).
While there was certainly a commotion around Green’s ejection, it may have ignited a fire under the Warriors in the second half of Game 1.
While the Warriors had the second-highest turnover rate (14.9 per game) in the NBA this season, their inability to hold the ball should continue to be a concern, as they lost the turnover fight 17-14 in Game 1 — Green had 5 turnovers before his expulsion.
Poole’s 60 percent (12-for-20) shooting percentage is unlikely to be replicated, particularly against Memphis’ top-6 defense. I also don’t anticipate Grizzlies SF Dillon Brooks to struggle as much as he did in the opening, when he went 3-for-13 from the field.
Expect the Oregon Ducks player to rebound in Game 2 Grizzlies much like he did in the first-round series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Following a 3-for-18 performance in Game 5 against Minnesota, he replied with 23 points in Game 6’s victory.
The first game of this series came down to the wire. When things went right for the Warriors, it was quite a bunch, particularly given they won the rebounding battle 51-47.
Expect turnovers and rebounds to be a major theme in Game 2, with the Grizzlies coming out on top.
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Against the spread
The Grizzlies +1.5 (-105) are my pick to win. However, I’d rather play their plus-money value than merely receive 1.5 points on the money line.
LEAN to the UNDER 227.5 (-110).
Nothing much changed between these two squads, despite the fact that two major players were listed as injured. Furthermore, bookies got a taste of how hectic the pace would be. The final score of 117-116 in Game 1 was 9 points higher than the Over 224 line.
With both teams being in the top six in defensive rating on the season, they should be able to contain each other better, since both shot over 43 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep.
Green is unlikely to get dismissed again, so he should have a stronger effect on the Warriors’ defense. When you combine that with expected increased minutes for Warriors SG Gary Payton II, who has been the main defender on Morant, both teams could struggle to score.
Finally, according to pregame.com, 91 percent of the money is on the Over. The bookmakers aren’t going to be too severely burnt. When all of this is considered, the Under seems to be a good bet.