Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors - 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 look to close out the series in Game 6 tonight at the FedExForum.
The Warriors moved to within one win of a Western Conference finals berth with a dominant 98-78 win over the Grizzlies in Game 5. It wasn’t the best starts to the game for the Warriors as they actually found themselves down early, but they eventually shook it off and then simply dominated once the threes started dropping. Stephen Curry led the way with a total of six threes on his way to 18 points while Klay Thompson hit fire late and finished with a game-high 21 points of his own. Draymond Green scored just seven points but contributed with nine assists while Andre Iguodala added a valuable 16 points in just 25 minutes off the bench to round out the scorers for the Warriors.
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As for the Grizzlies, Marc Gasol led the scoring with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists while Mike Conley and Zach Randolph added 13 points each but it was never going to be enough as the Grizzlies could never keep pace with the Warriors once they got going. After shutting down the Warriors in Games 2 and 3, the Grizzlies haven’t been able to defend the Warriors at all and they’ll be able to address that once Tony Allen returns to the court, but they still need to find a way to score enough points to hang with the Warriors for 48 minutes.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games, while the Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games following a win.
Head to head, the under is 5-0 in the last five meetings overall and 5-0 in the last five meetings in Memphis.
The Grizzlies are playing for their season in this game so obviously they’ll come out with guns blazing but the Warriors just look to have the Grizzlies all figured out, so I’m sticking with Golden State to close out the series in a low-scoring affair.