The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay alive when they visit Chase Center Friday to take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of their best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal series. The Warriors leads the series 3-2. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Grizzlies vs. Warriors odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Grizzlies are coming off a wildly impressive 134-95 Game 5 victory over the Warriors. They owned the game from the start and ended with a +14 advantage on the offensive glass.
Memphis has been aided in the series by the return of C Steven Adams. The No. 1 offensive rebounding team in the NBA during the regular season, the Grizzlies have found their angle to attack Golden State.
The Warriors come in with the second-best home record during the regular season and a 5-0 record during the playoffs, having covered just 1 of 2 home wins in this series.
Golden State has been led by 2-time MVP PG Stephen Curry, who is averaging 26.7 points per game in the playoffs. It ranked second in eFG% during the regular season.
Grizzlies at Warriors odds and lines
- Money line: Grizzlies +280 (bet $100 to win $280) | Warriors -370 (bet $370 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Grizzlies +7.5 (-108) | Warriors -7.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 217.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Grizzlies at Warriors key injuries
- PG Ja Morant (knee) out
- F Andre Iguodala (back) out
- SG Gary Payton II (elbow) out
- SF Otto Porter Jr. (foot) questionable
Grizzlies at Warriors picks and predictions
Warriors 112, Grizzlies 108
If anything, Memphis’ payout at +280 is enticing, but I’d still rather play the spread and assume the Warriors, who are undefeated at home in the playoffs, close out the series.