Grizzlies vs. Warriors Odds For NBA Playoffs Play-In Tournament (Friday, May 21)
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Grizzlies vs. Warriors NBA Play-In Odds
|Moneyline||+135 / -160|
|Time||Friday, 9 p.m. ET|
The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors will face off in Game 6 of the NBA Play-In Tournament this Friday night. Find their respective playoff odds as well as an overview of how they reached this point below.
Grizzles NBA Playoff Odds
On the final day of the regular season, the Grizzlies were one win away from being the No. 8 team in the West and needed just one win in the play-in games to make the postseason. Their loss to the Warriors in Game 72 put them in the same spot they were in during the bubble last season: A must-win situation with their season on the line.
The Grizzlies didn’t pass that test last season, but they escaped Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs with a 100-96 win. They’ll need to do it one more time if they hope to finally see the playoffs for the first time since 2017.
The Grizzlies had +390 odds to make the playoffs before prior to this week’s play-in games and opened Friday’s elimination game as 3.5-point road underdogs. Memphis has been a good against the spread as underdogs (22-13) and on the road (22-14), but they were just 1-2 ATS vs. the Warriors this season.
Warriors NBA Playoff Odds
The Warriors delivered one of the most exciting games of the season when they played the Los Angeles Lakers in Wednesday’s play-in game. Unfortunately for them, they ended up on the wrong side of the final score.
Stephen Curry’s scoring run has carried the Warriors since April, but Curry will need to be otherworldly one more time for Golden State to secure the No. 8 seed in the West. On the final day of the season, Curry scored 46 points against the Grizzlies — his eighth 40-point game in the past 24 games.
And it’s fitting that Friday’s game takes place at the Chase center where the Warriors have the third-best record against the spread in the NBA this season per Bet Labs.
The Warriors were -500 to make the postseason ahead of the play-in games, so a loss would be surprising considering how hot this team has been recently. But, winner-take-all games are rarely predictable, and with a short spread, it will take all 48 minutes for the Warriors to hold off the young Grizzlies.