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NBA First Basket Prop Odds & Picks: 4 Bets for Grizzlies vs. Warriors (May 7)

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David Berding/Getty Images. Pictured: Jaren Jackson Jr.

  • The Grizzlies head west to take on the Warriors in Game 3 of their NBA playoff series.
  • There are a number of option to score the first basket, as always, but NBA First Basket has narrowed his picks down.
  • Check out all four of his selections for Saturday's Game 3 below.

NBA First Basket will break down some of his favorite NBA plays of the day here, and will track all his bets in The Action Network app.

Grizzlies vs. Warriors

Prop Jackson (+550) | Morant Parlay (+1200) | Thompson Parlay (+1000) | Poole 3 (+2200)
Matchup Grizzlies vs. Warriors
Time 8:30 p.m. ET
Book  FanDuel

The Grizzlies travel to California to take on the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals Saturday.

Jaren Jackson Jr. (58% opening-tip win rate with small sample size) will be taking on Draymond Green (50% win rate with small sample size) in the opening tip-off. Jackson has won both prior tip-offs vs. Green in this series.

The Grizzlies score first 58% of the time, while the Warriors score first 39% of the time. The teams have played six games against each other this year and have split scoring first at three times each.

The big development here is Dillon Brooks being suspended for this one after a hard foul in Game 2. I think the Grizzlies will win the tip-off, but with Brooks sitting out, I think Golden State wins this game.

Ja Morant and Jackson have played well against the Warriors this year, with the former crushing it in the playoffs. I’m not looking for a lottery play here but would like to win about two units.

Because of that, I’m going to spread my plays out. I’m adding First Basket/Game Winner parlay on Thompson and an exact method bet on Jordan Poole.

Picks: Jaren Jackson First FG (0.7u at +550) | Ja Morant First Basket + Warriors Win Parlay (0.3u at +1200) | Jordan Poole Exact Method 3-Pointer (0.2u at +2200) | Klay Thompson First Basket + Warriors Win Parlay (0.3u at +1000)

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