Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies: NBA Play-In Tournament Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 21, 2021

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The Golden State Warriors (39-33) and the Memphis Grizzlies (38-34) square off in the Play-In Round of the NBA Playoffs on Friday at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN. The Warriors are 5-point favorites to take down the Grizzlies. The matchup's point total is set at 221.5.

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Warriors vs Grizzlies Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Warriors -5 -105 -115 221.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Golden State's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday's matchup total (221.5 points) in 39 out of 73 opportunities (53.4% of matchups).
  • 44 Memphis games this year (60.3% of its matchups) ended with a final point total higher than Friday's point total of 221.5 points.
  • The Warriors average 113.5 points per game against the Grizzlies' 113.1, amounting to 5.1 points over the game's point total of 221.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 224.5 points per game, 3.0 more than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the Warriors have seen a 226 over/under in their games this season, 4.5 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 3.7 points separates the average total points bet in Grizzlies' games (225.2 points) and this matchup's over/under (221.5 points).

Warriors Betting Data

  • Golden State has gone 34-34 against the spread this season, covering in half of its games.
  • The Warriors' record against the spread as at least a 5-point favorite is above .500 at 14-5.
  • Golden State has hit the over less than half of the time, in 31 of 68 games (45.6%).

Warriors Key Players

  • Draymond Green leads the Warriors in both rebounds (7.1 per game) and assists (8.9 per game).
  • Golden State's scoring leader is Stephen Curry, who puts up 32.0 points per game.
  • The Warriors are led by Curry from long distance. He knocks down 5.3 shots from deep per game.
  • Green leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Andrew Wiggins collects 1.0 block a contest to pace Golden State.

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Warriors Last 10 Games

Warriors Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Warriors Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/19/2021 Lakers 103-100 LAL Yes Away -5 202.5 -250 190 Playoffs No Over
5/16/2021 Grizzlies 113-101 GS Yes Home -11.5 207.5 -5000 1400 Regular Season Yes Over
5/14/2021 Pelicans 125-122 GS Yes Home -6.5 239.5 -400 310 Regular Season No Over
5/11/2021 Suns 122-116 GS No Home +7.5 240.5 310 -400 Regular Season Yes Under
5/10/2021 Jazz 119-116 GS Yes Home -2.5 210.5 -165 140 Regular Season Yes Over
Warriors Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 7-3 5-5-0 222.7 117.2 105.5 -0.6 29.7%

Warriors Injuries

Warriors: Damion Lee: Out (Health and Safety Protocols), Klay Thompson: Out For Season (Right Achilles), Kelly Oubre Jr.: Out (Wrist), James Wiseman: Out For Season (Knee)

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Grizzlies Betting Data

  • Memphis has a 41-29 record against the spread, covering in 58.6% of their games.
  • The Grizzlies have fared well as a 5-point underdog, going 11-10 against the spread when they are at least 5-point underdogs.
  • Memphis and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season -- 37 of 70 (52.9%).

Grizzlies Key Players

  • Ja Morant's points (19.1 per game) and assists (7.4 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Grizzlies' leaderboards.
  • Jonas Valanciunas grabs 12.5 rebounds per game (he also scores 17.1 points per game and adds 1.8 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Memphis rebounding leaderboard.
  • Grayson Allen hits 2.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Grizzlies.
  • Memphis' leader in steals is De'Anthony Melton with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Brandon Clarke with 0.9 per game.

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Grizzlies Last 10 Games

Grizzlies Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Grizzlies Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/19/2021 Spurs 100-96 MEM Yes Home -6.5 195.5 -500 375 Playoffs No Over
5/16/2021 Warriors 113-101 GS No Away +11.5 207.5 1400 -5000 Regular Season No Over
5/14/2021 Kings 107-106 MEM No Home +6.5 219.5 275 -350 Regular Season Yes Under
5/13/2021 Kings 116-110 MEM Yes Home -1.5 233.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
5/11/2021 Mavericks 133-104 MEM No Home +6.5 241.5 - - Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 4-6 4-6-0 222.3 112.1 110.2 +2.7 38.1%

Grizzlies Injuries

Grizzlies: Sean McDermott: Out (Foot)

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