Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 2 Odds & Pick ATS

by | May 3, 2022 | nba

Golden State Warriors (58-30 SU, 44-40-4 ATS) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (60-29 SU, 56-32-1 ATS)

When: Tuesday May 03 2022, 09:30 PM (ET)

Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennesee

TV: TNT

Point Spread: GSW -2/MEM +2 (Opened GSW -2.5 at BetNow - Use bonus code PREDICTEM to receive a 100% real cash bonus up to $500!)

Total: 227.5 (Opened at 217.5)

Money Line: Golden State -129/Memphis 107

Power Rating:

Probable Starting Lineups

Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry, SG Jordan Poole, SF Klay Thompson, PF Andrew Wiggins, C Draymond Green

Memphis Grizzlies PG Ja Morant, SG Dillon Brooks, SF Desmond Bane, PF Jaren Jackson Jr., C Xavier Tillman

Key Injuries

Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala: Neck (OUT)
James Wiseman: Knee (OUT)

Memphis Grizzlies
Desmond Bane: Back (QUESTIONABLE)
Santi Aldama: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)
Ziaire Williams: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)
Tyrell Terry: Foot (QUESTIONABLE)
Steven Adams: Illness (OUT)
Killian Tillie: Back (OUT)

The Memphis Grizzlies host the Golden State Warriors in a Western-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 09:30 PM ET at the FedEx Forum.

Recent Form

The Golden State Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 53-29, placing them 3rd in the Western Conference. So far, Golden State is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 24-20. Over their last five games, the Warriors have played well, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Golden State is averaging 117.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 111.5. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 111.0 points per contest. Even though Golden State has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 112.0 points per game, up from the Warriors’ usual rate of 105.8. In the Golden State Warriors’ most recent game, Golden State took down Memphis by a score of 117-116

The Memphis Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 56-26, placing them 2nd in the Western Conference. So far, Memphis is above .500 at home, holding a record of 32-13. The Grizzlies have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Memphis’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 113.0 points per game. Combined, the Grizzlies’ last five opponents are giving up 112.0 points per contest. The Grizzlies have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 109.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 110.0. In the Memphis Grizzlies’ most recent game, the team fell to Golden State by a score of 117-116.

Individual Player Analysis

As Golden State travels to take on the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors’ leading scorer is Stephen Curry. Through 64 games, Curry is averaging 25 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 45.0% of his games. Against the Grizzlies, Curry will need to be on top of his game as Memphis is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 40.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring, averaging 27 points across his 57 games. Throughout the season, Morant has outscored his season average in 49.0% of his outings. On the season, the Warriors have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.76% of their games, giving them a rank of 11th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Grizzlies come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 110.6 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Memphis is winning at a rate of 76%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 20.0 points. On the other side, the Warriors hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 40 games as the better defensive team, picking up 21 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies have met up for 5 games. In their last meeting, Golden State picked up a 117-116 win.

How the Public is Betting the Warriors vs Grizzlies

67% are betting the Warriors against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 227.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Warriors are 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 playoff games as a favorite.
  • Warriors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite.
  • Grizzlies are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Golden State Warriors come into game 2 of this Western Conference playoff series, having already picked up an impressive win in game 1. Even though Golden State trailed throughout the first half and dealt with losing Draymond Green to an ejection, the team used a 36-point 3rd quarter to take the lead. It appears that even when facing adversity, a veteran Warriors group won’t be rattled in their pursuit of a trip to the finals. Look for Golden State to pick up yet another win, taking a 2-0 series lead. I recommend GSW ATS. Bankroll running low? Fix that problem with a 100% real cash bonus!