Warriors at Grizzlies - 5/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (74-17) at Memphis Grizzlies (61-31)
NBA Basketball: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:30 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies play game six of their playoff series Thursday night.
The Golden State Warriors look to advance to the Western Conference Finals with a win here. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.8 points and 6.4 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.7 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Warriors have turned up their defensive pressure and have combined for 38 threes on the offensive end in their last two games. The Warriors have yet to lose a game when scoring 100 or more points. Nine of the Warriors last 10 losses have come on the road.
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The Memphis Grizzlies need a win here to force a game seven. Marc Gasol is averaging 19.6 points and 9.8 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 15.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing 4.4 assists and Jeff Green is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 43 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Grizzlies must get something offensively from Green and Courtney Lee if they’re going to have a chance in this series. The Grizzlies play well defensively but need more options on the offensive end. The Grizzlies have won six of their last seven home games. Tony Allen is questionable with a hamstring injury.
The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win. The Grizzlies are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Friday games. The favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Grizzlies will have Allen back on the court, which is going to help their defense in a huge way. The Grizzlies are also a veteran team that's been in this spot before and is tough to beat on their home court. I just don't see Memphis going down this easily. Look for another game seven.