Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies Game 2 Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 02, 2022

Can the Memphis Grizzlies rebound on Tuesday following a disastrous Game 1 home loss?

Golden State
53-29
AT
May 03, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
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Memphis
56-26
Pointspread -2 -110
Moneyline -132
Over / Under o +227.5

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Betting Action

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Pointspread +2 -110
Moneyline +110
Over / Under u +227.5

61%

Betting Action

39%

The Golden State Warriors look for a 2-0 series lead in their Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday night as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors are short favourites on the NBA odds.

Warriors vs. Grizzlies NBA Playoffs Betting Odds

With Golden State up 1-0 in the series, the Warriors are -526 on the series line (were -263) and the Grizzlies +378 (were +209). The favoured exact result is Golden State in a sweep at +219 – and if they win Game 2 it probably will be a sweep. Memphis in five is the +3985 long shot. On the series handicap, Warriors at -1.5 is -313 and Grizzlies at +1.5 is +243. The over-under for total games is 5.5 with the under a -135 favourite. That it finishes in four games is a +220 favourite.

When taking a 1-0 series lead under Coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors are 18-1 in those situations. They have won 12 straight best-of-seven series’ after winning Game 1, the fourth-longest streak in NBA history and the second-longest active streak behind the Lakers at 24 in a row.

Memphis is 4-1 against the spread in the past five meetings.

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors generally closed at either -2 or -2.5 for Game 1 and didn’t cover the spread – pretty sure they don’t care – in a 117-116 victory. They probably should have covered, but Klay Thompson, a stellar free throw shooter, missed two free throws with under seven seconds left. Memphis couldn’t covert the winning shot on the other end. Thompson hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 36.6 seconds remaining. It was the second go-ahead field goal in the final minute of his career. The other was in the 2019 NBA Finals in Game 5 vs. Toronto, the game before Thompson tore his ACL.

Jordan Poole, who was in the G-League not all that long ago, led Golden State with 31 points off the bench. Steph Curry had 24 points, Toronto native Andrew Wiggins 17, and Thompson 15. Draymond Green, perhaps the Warriors’ most important player for all he does, was ejected late in the first half for a flagrant 2 foul, but it won’t be suspension-worthy. Golden State is 3-7 ATS in its past 10 as a road favourite.

Memphis Grizzlies

Young superstar Ja Morant had a chance to win Game 1 but missed a tough left-handed layup as time expired. He led Memphis with 34 points to go with 10 assists and nine rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. had his best game of the playoffs by far with 33 points and 10 rebounds. He and Morant became the first pair of Grizzlies teammates with at least 30 points in a playoff game.

Mississauga’s Dillon Brooks struggled with only eight points on 3-for-13 shooting. The Grizzlies might have been a bit tired after finishing a draining first-round series vs. Minnesota on Friday, while the Warriors were well-rested. Still, Memphis has to win Game 1 when not having to deal with Draymond Green for the second half. The Grizzlies are 15-6-1 ATS in their past 22 as a dog.

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