Grizzlies vs Warriors Picks and Odds

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Steph Curry and the Warriors shut out the common season in opposition to the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.(Photograph by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

  • The Golden State Warriors are 5-point dwelling favorites of their common season finale in opposition to Memphis on Sunday 
  • Stephen Curry is making his first look in opposition to the Grizzlies this season
  • Learn beneath for a full breakdown and a choose on the sport

Sunday’s sport between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors (3:30pm ET tip-off) isn’t a playoff sport, but it surely ought to have the texture of 1.

The Warriors want a win to carry the eighth seed within the Western Convention forward of the play-in match, which begins on Could 18. Though that presently pits Golden State in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers — and with a win, on to a matchup in opposition to No. 2 Phoenix — that’s preferable to taking part in an additional sport earlier than doubtlessly shifting on to a collection with No. 1 Utah.

Each groups rested starters of their final video games, and each nonetheless gained by slender margins. With most key gamers for either side anticipated again on Sunday, Golden State comes out as a 5-point favourite heading into the matchup. These groups cut up their earlier two matchups in March, however Stephen Curry missed each with a tailbone harm.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Odds

Group Unfold at FanDuel Moneyline Complete
Memphis Grizzlies +5 (-110) +180 O 229.5 (-110)
Golden State Warriors -5 (-110) -215 U 229.5 (-110)

Odds taken as of Could fifteenth

Classes Discovered From Earlier Video games

Bettors ought to measure their conclusions from the final time these groups met. The video games had been back-to-back and gamers’ total kind was largely the identical in each. Had the video games come at completely different factors within the season, it might have offered a extra goal have a look at how issues might shake out on Sunday.

For instance, Memphis’ Ja Morant is averaging 19.2 factors per sport this season, has shot 45.2% from the sector, and 30% from three-point vary. Towards Golden State, he averaged simply 14 factors, shot 34.4% from the sector and an abysmal 14% from distance. His two video games in opposition to the Warriors got here throughout a chilly snap through which he shot simply round 30% from the sector in three of 4 video games previous to Golden State.

The Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins performed a few of his greatest basketball of the season in opposition to Memphis. In Curry’s absence, he made eight of his 16 whole three level makes an attempt, doubled his output on the boards and performed a few of his greatest protection all 12 months.

Potential X-Components

Memphis heart Jonas Valanciunas was rested within the workforce’s win in opposition to Sacramento on Friday. He had been on the Grizzlies’ harm report with again soreness, however can be obtainable on Sunday.

Golden State has been efficient from a statistical standpoint at minimizing opponents’ manufacturing within the paint, however a lot of that has to do with their excessive three-point charge on offense. Valanciunas was restricted to his sixth-lowest subject objective share and utilization of the season in opposition to the Warriors, however dominated beneath the glass with 31 whole rebounds.

Jordan Poole was pressured to overlook a number of the Warriors’ win on Friday when he badly rolled his ankle in opposition to New Orleans within the midst of a 38-point efficiency. All indications are that he can be lively on Sunday, and Golden State might positively use him. Poole has hit double-digits in his final 5 video games, and in opposition to the Grizzlies, he averaged greater than 25 factors and shot 55% from the sector.

Transferring On

If Memphis will get probably the most out of its workforce on Sunday, this has all of the makings of a aggressive matchup and an entertaining sport. Nonetheless, that is primarily playoff basketball for Golden State, and Memphis head coach Taylor Jenkins’ most up-to-date postseason expertise got here in 2017 as an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks.

The road has already moved a half level in Memphis’ favor, however the Warriors determine to be the extra motivated facet and must be inspired by what it noticed from its reserves on Friday. With a rested Curry again within the lineup following a stretch the place he’s scored 30 factors or extra in 9 of his final 11 video games, Golden State ought to ought to have quite a lot of confidence as effectively.

The Choose: Warriors – 5 (-110)

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