The series that promised to be entertaining and nerve-wracking, has delivered nothing short of that as the Grizzlies who finished as the second seed look to move past the third seed Warriors and make the Western Conference Finals for the first time since the 2012/2013 season while the Warriors are also looking to make it to the conference finals since their last appearance which was in 2019.
The match starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, 3 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4. The match venue is FedExForum, Memphis, TN.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors (May 3) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors latest odds on betting sites
The Memphis Grizzlies money line odds are priced at 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional), while the Golden State Warriors money line odds are priced at 1.77 (-130; 10/13). This equals approximate probabilities of 47% against 53% respectively.
- Over 227.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 227.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Memphis Grizzlies +2.0: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Golden State Warriors -2.0: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors match preview and statistics
The Grizzlies, scored over 115 points in game 1 despite Jaren Jackson Jr and Ja Morant contributing 77 of those points out the fact that losing game 1 was of their own doing. Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks didn’t deliver as they’ve done this season-long and in the postseason. They both shot 6/23 from the field and scored 9 and 8 points respectively.
In game 1 against the Warriors, Ja Morant led the team in scoring with 34 points, 10 assists and a rebound short of a triple-double with 9 boards while Jaren Jackson Jr followed up with 33 points and 10 rebounds double-double.
De’Anthony Melton and Brandon Clarke both from the bench, dropped 14 and 12 points respectively.
Team statistics: 41/95 (43.2%) field goals, 16/40 (40.0%) 3 pointers, 18/24 (75.0%) free throws, 26 assists, 47 total rebounds, 6 blocks, 11 steals, 14 turnovers, 19 fouls.
Grizzlies team news: Steven Adams, Santi Aldalma and Killian Tillie are ruled out for the match while Desmond Bane and Ziaire Williams are listed as questionable for the game.
The Warriors won game 1 without Draymond Green who was ejected in the first half and that didn’t impact their game negatively as they even restricted the Grizzlies from scoring better without him on the court.
In Game 1 against the Grizzlies, Jordan Poole from the bench led the team with 31 points on 12 of 20 shooting, 8 rebounds and 9 assists while Stephen Curry followed with 24 points and 4 assists.
Andrew Wiggins dropped 17 points and Klay Thompson finished with 15 points, including the game-winning basket and 2 steals.
Team statistics: 45/93 (48.4%) field goals, 14/38 (36.8%) 3 pointers, 13/20 (65.0%) free throws, 31 assists, 52 total rebounds, 10 steals, 6 blocks, 18 turnovers, 25 fouls.
Warriors team news: James Wiseman and Andre Iguodala are ruled out for the match while Klay Thompson is listed probably.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors H2H
The last time they met in the postseason was the 2015 Western conference semifinals and the Warriors won the series 4-2. The Warriors lead this series 1-0.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors lineups and key players
Memphis Grizzlies projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Ja Morant
- Shooting guard: Desmond Bane
- Small forward: Dillon Brooks
- Power forward: Jaren Jackson Jr
- Center: Xavier Tillman
Ja Morant is the key player to watch out for. He dropped a game-high 34 points in game 1 against the Warriors. He averages 23.3 ppg in their postseason run so far. He came close to getting the game-winner for the Grizzlies in game 1.
Golden State Warriors projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Stephen Curry
- Shooting guard: Gary Payton II
- Small forward: Klay Thompson
- Power forward: Andrew Wiggins
- Center: Draymond Green
Stephen Curry is the key player to watch out for. He dropped 24 points in game 1 against the Grizzlies, and he’s also leading the team in points per game this playoff with 27.3 ppg. He made a huge defensive play in crunch time to get the Warriors the dub.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors predictions and betting tips
Game 1 came with its perks, the Grizzlies fell short again as they did in round 1 against the Timberwolves, now they are in a desperate position to draw level and take advantage of playing in their home court while in the Warriors' case, it was a huge one for them to have won game 1 in the Grizzlies home court. The Grizzlies only had 2 players out of their starting 5 who scored double digits in points, this is a bad game for the Grizzlies and they’d need Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks to step up big in the game 2 and contribute to the team’s offense.
The Warriors will have Draymond Green back for game 2 and the fact that the Grizzlies couldn’t capitalize on his absence in game 1 is a huge blow to them as the Warriors will be at full strength and they’d be looking to secure another road win. The Grizzlies who had to play a 6 games series in round 1 compared to the Warriors 5 might be fatigued and game 2 determines the fate of the series. If the Grizzlies can work on their rebounding and get more offensive rebounds in addition to their role players stepping up, game 2 is theirs. Predictions for this game are the Memphis Grizzlies to win and over 227.5 points.
Betting prediction: Memphis Grizzlies to win
Odds: 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 227.5 points
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)