NBA Playoffs: Warriors vs Grizzlies Prediction and Odds
The Golden State Warriors will look to extend the lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in the second game of the Western Conference playoffs at the FedEx Forum arena tonight. It was a nail-biting encounter between the two sides in the first game of the series. Steve Kerr’s men got an exciting win by a margin of just 1 point.
The Warriors’ fans expressed their disappointment on Twitter after the ejection of Draymond Green as the result of a Flagrant 2 foul on Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke. The decision seemed controversial and that could have hurt the Warriors as it came in the second quarter.
However, Jordan Poole rose to the occasion and helped his team cross the finish line by adding 31 points to his name. Stephen Curry seemed pumped up after the win. In the post-game conference, he said:
“The core, we’ve got championship DNA, and we wanted to utilize that. At this stage, that’s what it’s all about. Never let go of the rope in terms of feeling like you’re out of a game.”
The Memphis Grizzlies will look to turn the tables in Game 2. They can’t drop another home fixture otherwise it is surely going to be too difficult for them to make a comeback. Taylor Jenkin’s squad gave a strong fight in the last game but that didn’t seem enough. Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. were the shining stars as they added 67 points together.
Steven Adams and Ziaire Williams are expected to make a comeback in Game 2 for the Grizzlies. The Warriors are not having any fresh injury concerns ahead of the next clash.
|Golden State Warriors||Memphis Grizzlies||Predicted Winner|
|TheLines||Money Line -129||Money Line +110||Warriors|
Warriors vs Grizzlies Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
The Golden State Warriors are having an amazing season. They qualified for Round 2 of the playoffs after securing an emphatic 4-1 victory over the Denver Nuggets. The Warriors finished their regular season at 53-29 in the third position of the Western Conference.
The Memphis Grizzlies got a hard-fought 4-2 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round as they made a great comeback in the final 3 games after facing double-digit deficits. It was a historic feat to achieve as no team in the NBA history could do this more than once in the postseason. The Grizzlies had a fantastic regular season as they finished at 56-26 in the second position of the Western Conference.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Prediction and Odds: Head to Head in Playoffs
There have been a total of 7 playoff clashes between these two sides. The ongoing series is their second playoff meeting. The last series took place in 2015. The Golden State Warriors got a 4-2 victory in that round. They are also leading the current series after a 117-116 win in Game 1 last Sunday.
Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Predicted Lineup
Golden State Warriors: Guard – Jordan Poole | Guard – Gary Payton II | Forward – Andrew Wiggins | Forward – Klay Thompson | Center – Kevon Looney
Memphis Grizzlies: Guard – Ja Morant | Guard – Desmond Bane | Forward – Dillon Brooks | Forward – Jaren Jackson Jr. | Center – Steven Adams
Warriors vs Grizzlies Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out
Golden State Warriors:
|Position||Points Per Game||Steals Per Game||Assists Per Game|
|Stephen Curry||Point Guard||27.3||1.3||5.2|
|Jordan Poole||Power Forward||22.7||1.2||6.0|
|Position||Points Per Game||Steals Per Game||Blocks Per Game|
|Klay Thompson||Shooting Guard||21.3||1.3||0.8|
|Position||Points Per Game||Assists Per Game||Rebounds Per Game|
|Ja Morant||Point Guard||23.3||10.4||8.7|
|Desmond Bane||Shooting Guard||21.4||2.7||4.4|
|Position||Points Per Game||Rebounds Per Game||Blocks Per Game|
|Jaren Jackson Jr.||Power Forward||14.9||7.6||2.4|
Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Predicted Winner
The Golden State Warriors are expected to start with confidence after securing a victory in the first game. They will look to put pressure on the hosts from the beginning of the game tonight. On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies need to go all guns blazing to bounce back and level the series in Game 2.
It is anticipated to be a close contest once again between the two mighty sides of the Western Conference. The prediction and betting platforms seem divided as per the winning probability and odds for this contest.