Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies May 11 Betting Preview

Today, we enter Game 5 in the series between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors lead the series 3-1 but now have to travel back to Memphis. Take a look at all of our NBA Computer Picks, or even our bet of the day.

They secured a 101-98 victory over the Grizzlies in Game 4 and will look to end the series tonight. The question is, can they find a way to yet again stave off the offense of the Memphis Grizzlies?

The Grizzlies are in a bad spot at the moment. The Warriors have their backs against the wall, and they’ll face elimination in each game. The best thing the Grizzlies can do is take it one game at a time, starting with Game 5.

They get the added benefit of playing at home today, where they’ve won before. Unfortunately for them, Ja Morant is still ruled out for this game.

Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies Preview

As one of the best scoring offenses in the NBA, the Warriors have an advantage here. Not only that, a huge blow has been dealt to the offense of the Grizzlies as well.

The Warriors come in as four-point favorites, a sizable step down from Game 4. All the Warriors need to do is focus on playing defense. Let’s not forget that they narrowly lost to the Grizzlies without Morant last time.

The Grizzlies will look to players such as Desmond Bane to lead them tonight. With Morant out, their offense won’t be nearly as potent.

However, Bane has shown himself to be a leader, averaging 18.2 points during the season. Bane scored just eight points in Game 4; if the Grizzlies want to win, this can’t happen. Bane and others need to pull their weight tonight. 

Against the Spread: Golden State Warriors -4

Barring Golden State coming out and playing horribly, they should win this game. Sure, they had an uncharacteristic Game 4, scoring only 101 points, but we know they’re capable of more.

As a team, the Warriors average 111.0 points per game, ranking 15th in the NBA. Tonight, we think they’ll put the nail in the coffin and send the Grizzlies home for good. 

The Total: UNDER 218.5

We might see a better game from the Warriors offensively, but not the Grizzlies. With Morant out, the Grizzlies’ offense has taken a massive step back. In six of Memphis’ last nine games, the total has gone under.

Because of this and Morant being out, we think the best bet is to take the under in this one. Had Morant been playing, this would be a different story. 

To Score 20+ Points: Dillion Brooks (-115)

The person that will do what they can to aid the success of the Grizzlies is Dillion Brooks. Brooks has averaged 17.0 points per game against the Warriors this year.

Over his last ten games, he’s had an average of 21.0. Look for Brooks to score over 20 points tonight, but it won’t be enough to get Memphis a win. 

Player Points: Andrew Wiggins OVER 15.5 (-116)

This one is a risky one, but it has the potential to pay off. We know that the Grizzlies will be focused on Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

This will leave Andrew Wiggins a chance to put points up on the board. Over his last ten games, he’s averaged 17.4 points and averages 16.8 on the road.

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