Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies Game 5 odds, picks and predictions

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The No. 3 seed Golden State Warriors (3-1) visit the FedExForum Wednesday to play the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies (1-3) in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals at 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT). Below, we look at the Warriors vs. Grizzlies odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

Golden State rallied from a dismal first-half offensive performance to beat Memphis 101-98 in Monday’s Game 4. The Warriors scored just 38 first-half points and finished 9 of 37 from behind the arc.

The Grizzlies struggled in the half-court without All-Star PG Ja Morant, who will most likely miss the rest of this series with a knee injury. Memphis guards Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane scored a combined 20 points on 29.6% shooting (8 of 27).

Warriors at Grizzlies odds and lines

  • Money line (ML): Warriors -175 (bet $175 to win $100) | Grizzlies +140 (bet $100 to win $140)
  • Against the spread: Warriors -4.5 (-105) | Grizzlies +4.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under: 218.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Warriors at Grizzlies key injuries

Warriors

  • SF Andre Iguodala (neck) out
  • SG Gary Payton II (elbow) out

Grizzlies

  • PG Ja Morant (knee) out

Warriors at Grizzlies picks and predictions

Prediction

Warriors 115, Grizzlies 103

Money line

PASS because the Warriors (-175) is a little too expensive for a close-out game on the road vs. a Grizzlies (+140) team that’s shown it can play without their best player.

According to VegasInsider.com, roughly 90% of the action is on Golden State’s ML and it’s typically not profitable to follow such lopsided markets in sports betting.

But I don’t like Memphis’s chances of extending this series because the Warriors are outperforming the Grizzlies in 3 of the “4 factors” and Morant put Memphis on his back in the first 3 games of this series.

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