Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5 Prediction
The Grizzlies are in trouble. Not only do they face elimination on Wednesday night in Game 5 against the Warriors, but they’ll attempt to extend the series without star Ja Morant. Will the Warriors cover as 4-point road favorites or is there better value?
509 Golden State Warriors (-4) at 510 Memphis Grizzlies (+4); o/u 218.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
Golden State Warriors DFS Notes
There is a "strong expectation" that Mike Brown will coach the Warriors in Game 5 of their series with Memphis on Wednesday, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Steve Kerr was ruled out for Game 4 shortly before the game began, and Brown coached the team to a 101-98 victory. Brown signed a 4-year coaching deal with the Kings on Sunday, so it's been an eventful week for him thus far. All signs point towards Brown leading the Warriors into battle again on Wednesday, with a chance to close out the series. Brown is the first Kings' coach to win a playoff game since 2006, even if it'll take a bit more work to actually have Sacramento win a playoff game.
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
Ja Morant (right knee bone bruise) has been ruled out of Game 5 against the Warriors on Wednesday and is considered doubtful for the remainder of the playoffs. Morant has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee and is considered doubtful to return for the remainder of the playoffs. Expect Tyus Jones to slide into the starting lineup going forward and is a solid player to look at for DFS.
Bucks vs. Celtics Game 1 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams and is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Memphis. The under is also 18-8 in the Warriors’ last 26 games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 8-3 in the Grizzlies’ last 11 Conference Semifinals games and is 5-2 in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: WARRIORS/GRIZZLIES UNDER 218.5