Grizzlies at Warriors - 5/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (59-29) at Golden State Warriors (72-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -10.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors play game two of their playoff series Tuesday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to bounce back after struggling in their game one loss. Marc Gasol is averaging 20.5 points and 9.2 rebounds while Courtney Lee is averaging 15.8 points and 1.5 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and Beno Udrih is dishing 2.6 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies turned the ball over 15 times and allowed the Warriors to make 13 threes in the game one loss. Of course, the Grizzlies are capable of playing far cleaner basketball than what they showed. Still, the Grizzlies need to get Conley back if they’re going to have any shot of making this a series. The Grizzlies have lost five of their last seven road games. Mike Conley is questionable with a face injury.
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The Golden State Warriors look to improve to 6-0 in this year’s playoffs. Stephen Curry is averaging 31.4 points and 7.2 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 23.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 11.2 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 2.4 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep in this year’s playoffs. Although the defense could improve, the Warriors have yet to really have to change their offensive game since the regular season. As long as Golden State keeps getting the shots it wants, they’ll be tough to beat. The Warriors have not lost a home game since January 27th.
The Grizzlies are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Golden State.
The Grizzlies can play far better than what they did in game one, and I expect Conley back on the court. This is just too many points for me to lay in a playoff game, which is why I'm taking the points.