The Memphis Grizzlies host the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday afternoon. The Grizzlies won the season series 3-1 and hope to have a similar outcome in the 2022 NBA playoffs. The Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets in five games in their first-round bout, while Memphis topped the Minnesota Timberwolves in six games.
Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET at the FedExForum. Golden State is favored by two points in the latest Warriors vs. Grizzlies odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 222. Before locking in any Grizzlies vs. Warriors picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Warriors vs. Grizzlies, and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Grizzlies vs. Warriors:
- Warriors vs. Grizzlies spread: Warriors -2
- Warriors vs. Grizzlies over-under: 222 points
- Warriors vs. Grizzlies money line: Warriors -135, Grizzlies +115
- GS: The Warriors are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games playing on three or more days rest
- MEM: The Grizzlies are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 home games
Why the Grizzlies can cover
Forward Brandon Clarke is an athletic presence in the front court. Clarke is a major force in the paint with his high motor and relentlessness. The Gonzaga product does his best work down low and is a solid finisher at the rim. Clarke is averaging 16.5 points and nine rebounds, while shooting 68 percent from the field. He recorded three double-doubles last series, including 17 points and 11 rebounds in his last outing.
Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. is one of the best defending bigs in the league. Jackson Jr. can impact the game as a rim protector due to his excellent length. The Michigan State product is athletic enough to finish with force at the rim but also has a smooth jumper from mid-range. He logs 11.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game during the 2022 NBA playoffs.
Why the Warriors can cover
Guard Stephen Curry is lethal from all over the court with his near limitless range. Curry is constantly moving without the ball, finding space to get open. The eight-time All-Star does a fantastic job at finding the open man with his creative dribbling and playmaking skills. The three-time NBA champion is leading the team in scoring (28) with 5.4 assists and shoots 40 percent from downtown.
Guard Jordan Poole is another scoring threat in the backcourt for Golden State. Poole is a reliable shooter on the perimeter with the ability to score in the mid-range and finish at the rim. The Michigan product also has solid court vision. Poole is putting up 21 points, 5.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
How to make Grizzlies vs. Warriors picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 224 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model's Warriors vs. Grizzlies picks at SportsLine.
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