The NBA Playoffs conference semifinals will start on Sunday, May 1. In this round, the Memphis Grizzlies will play against the Golden State Warriors. The Grizzlies are hosting the Warriors in Game 1 at FedExForum.
The Warriors are the 2-point favorites at the best California betting sites. Also, the top Memphis gambling apps list the total at 220.5 points. The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Dubs in their 4-game regular-season series, 3-1. Memphis trounced the Warriors 123-95 at home the last time they met. However, the Warriors were without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.
The Golden State Warriors went 57-30 straight up and 44-39-4 ATS) and eliminated the Denver Nuggets in 5 games in the previous round. After losing Game 4, they won at home to clinch their second-round berth.
Steph Curry returns to the starting lineup in Game five against the Nuggets. He scored 30 points, had five rebounds, and 5 assists. He comes off the bench in each of the previous 4 contests of the series. In those games, he averaged 27.5 points and 5.5 dimes a night.
Jordan Poole had eight points on Wednesday. The 22-year-old guard has been playing very well against the Denver Nuggets through the first three NBA betting games of their first-round series, averaging 28.7 points on 66.7% shooting from the field per contest.The Warriors have outscored the Nuggets 121.9-113.9 per 100 possessions.
The Memphis Grizzlies went 60-28 SU and 55-32-1 ATS plus needed 6 games to eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1st round. They pulled through a double-digit second-half betting deficit in Game six this past Friday, dropping 40 4th-quarter points on Minnesota.
Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane each scored 23 points in the Grizzlies’ huge road betting victory. Ja Morant had seventeen points and eleven assists, making only four of his fourteen attempts from the betting field, while Jaren Jackson Jr. post an eighteen point, fourteen rebound double-double.
Brandon Clarke lead sthe way for the Grizzlies’ second unit in Game 5. He had 21 points and 15 rebounds. In Game 6, he had 17 points, 11 boards, five assists, and three blocks. The Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves per one hundred possessions with Clarke on the court.
The Warriors and the Celtics had the best defensive ratings in the NBA this past regular season. They both allowed 106.9 points per 100 possessions. The Grizzlies had the fourth best rating, letting in 109.0 points per 100 possessions.I think the Warriors will have a hard time winning this game. They are up against a good team and the game is going to be close. The Warriors have a lot of experience, which could give them an edge in the end.
This is the 7th semifinal appearance in 19 years for The Splash Brothers. However, Ja Morant with the Grizzlies are here for the first time. They have enough betting weapons to compete with the Dubs, so get ready for an exciting opener.
Golden State and Memphis have played each other 11 times in the last few years. In those games, Golden State has won 8 times and Memphis has won 2 times. I think this trend will continue because both teams play aggressive defense and neither side prefers to play at a slow pace. This will make it difficult for the other team to score.
The Grizzlies were averaging 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes last regular season. They’ve been averaging 102.9 in the first-round series against the Timberwolves. The Warriors were averaging 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes against the Nuggets.