Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies Game 1 odds, picks and predictions

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The Golden State Warriors visit FedExForum Sunday to take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Below, we look at the Warriors vs. Grizzlies odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Warriors come into this series after beating the Denver Nuggets in 5 games, only losing by 5 points in Game 4. The Warriors were 3-2 against the spread (ATS) in that series and 3-1 when giving a spread under 8.

Golden State was led by two-time MVP PG Stephen Curry, who averaged 28 points per game, shooting 50% from the field and 40% from deep. The Dubs have covered 8 of their last 11.

Memphis it is coming off a tiring series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was 6 games of high-energy performances in which the Grizzlies covered 3 of them.

The Grizzlies were led in the series by SG Desmond Bane, who averaged 23.5 points per game and shot 49.1% from the field. Memphis is 55-32-1 ATS, the best covering rate in the NBA.

Warriors at Grizzlies odds and lines

  • Money line: Warriors +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Grizzlies -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Warriors -2.5 (-110) | Grizzlies +2.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 220.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Warriors at Grizzlies key injuries

Warriors

  • F Andre Iguodala (cervical) out

Grizzlies

  • C Steven Adams (health and safety protocols) out

Warriors at Grizzlies picks and predictions

Prediction

Warriors 114, Grizzlies 107

Money line

PASS.

The Warriors opened at -140 which was a bit too pricey for me although I do expect them to come out on top. Although the line has flipped I’ll pass here and back the spread.

Author: Lucy Green