Warriors vs. Grizzlies NBA Odds and Preview – March 28th, 2022

The Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Golden State Warriors at the FedExForum on Monday night. The six-time champions are in a rough patch as they pick up five losses in six games. They also faced difficulty in this five-game road stretch where they collected three defeats. This is the last of the five games before returning to play at the Chase Center. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies look mighty fine as they extend their winning streak to four games after taking down the defending champions, Milwaukee Bucks, 127-102. Memphis leads the Southwest Division and is now the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

Get a full preview of the Warriors vs. Grizzlies game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game Information

Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?

The Warriors are likely to finish the regular season without Stephen Curry after the star guard sustained an ankle injury in their last contest with the Celtics. There might be more damage to the lineup as Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are listed as day-to-day. This means Kevon Looney, Gary Payton II, and Jordan Poole are likely to have more involvement against the Grizzlies.

As a team, the Warriors average 111.0 points (13th) per game on 46.8% shooting (sixth). Even without three of the “Hamptons Five”, the side boasts plenty of shooters from its lineup. The team averages 56.0% from the short and mid-range (third) while maintaining a solid 36.1% from downtown (ninth). Furthermore, ball movement is one of the well-known traits of the squad as they average 27.1 assists (fifth) per game.

The Dubs have plenty more to give on defense. They average 105.2 opponent points (fourth) per game on 43.9% opponent shooting (second). Golden State also averages two top-four league records in opponent two-point and three-point percentage at 51.0% (third) and 34.0% (fourth), respectively. Ultimately, the Warriors being a great two-way team puts plenty of pressure on the hosts.

Why Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies?

Memphis is the breakout team of the season. The Grizzlies have a young, competitive lineup with a mix of veterans that make for an effective squad. More than that, the rest of the squad remained relatively healthy and maintained a solid pace throughout the regular season. However, the Grizzlies will miss the services of Ja Morant after the starting guard picked up a knee injury. He will be out until the first week of April at the very least.

The Grizzlies are averaging 115.3 points (third) per game on 46.2% shooting (16th). Although the side needs to push its numbers to keep up with the Warriors, we see major improvements coming from its offense. As a team, the Grizzlies hit 52.1% of its two-point attempts (23rd) while keeping the three-point percentage to 34.9% (20th). Furthermore, the hosts are imposing in the paint as they lead the league in points in the paint at 58.1 per game.

Defensively, the side does well to limit 109.3 points (12th) per game. They hold opponents to 45.2% shooting (eighth) in 75 games played. The Grizzlies do well to defend the shots from the perimeter and the paint and limit teams to 51.6% two-point shooting (eighth). Meanwhile, they average 35.0% opponent three-point shooting (14th).

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

  • The Warriors are 3-7 in their last ten road games (4-6 ATS).
  • The Warriors are 4-6 in their last ten games against the Grizzlies (4-6 ATS).
  • The totals went over in two of the Warriors’ last five games against the Grizzlies.
  • The Grizzlies are 5-0 in their last five games at FedEx Forum (4-1 ATS).
  • The Grizzlies are 3-2 in their last five home games against the Warriors (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in four of the Grizzlies’ last five home games against the Warriors.

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Expert Betting Prediction

The Warriors struggle to gain some traction, and it doesn’t help that they lost to the Grizzlies twice in three contests this season. If Steve Kerr and the rest of the Dubs can recover from this slump, we expect the visitors to keep things close this time around. However, the advantage goes to Memphis on paper. They have had better results in the last few days and have plenty of momentum to go for a win. Ultimately, we look forward to an exciting bout between the No. 2 and No. 3 seed of the Western Conference.

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