Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors NBA Pick – Game 6

The NBA is set up with another strong slate of basketball on May 13. Two potential elimination games are up on the board throughout Friday night. One of these games will be between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors. These two teams have been strong on the series and will look for a big win. This game will tip off at around 10:00 PM Eastern time on ESPN.

Memphis has earned a record of 6-5 throughout the postseason after grabbing the second seed in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies knocked off the Minnesota Timberwolves in six games in the first round. Memphis fell down 3-1 in this series, but kept it alive in Game 5. The Grizzlies will look to ride that momentum with a big win on Thursday night.

The Warriors have posted a record of 7-3 throughout the playoffs as the third seed in the Western Conference. Golden State eliminated the Denver Nuggets in the first round in five games. The Warriors are coming off a disappointing loss in Game 5, but will look to end it at home. Golden State will look to get the home crowd into this one early.

These two teams have been strong throughout this series and will look for a huge win in Game 6. The Warriors have been the better team in this series and will look to end it at home. Memphis will look to build on their dominant Game 5 win though. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Memphis Grizzlies +8 (-110) +300 Over 217 ½ (-110)
Golden State Warriors -8 (-110) -395 Under 217 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Memphis Grizzlies Golden State Warriors
Playoff Record 6-5 7-3
Away/ Home Playoff Record 2-3 5-0
Playoff PPG 114.0 114.6
Playoff PPG Away/ Home 109.2 118.8
Playoff PAPG 110.1 111.6
Playoff PAPG Away/ Home 112.6 104.2

Betting Trends

Memphis Grizzlies

  • 58-33 ATS this season
  • 23-11 ATS as an underdog
  • 27-17 ATS in road games
  • 6-6 ATS on Friday nights
  • 19-4 ATS against Pacific division
  • 7-4 ATS in Playoffs
  • 4-0 ATS when trailing in Playoff series
  • 9-6 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 20-13 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 7-3 ATS after scoring 130 points or more
  • 29-17 ATS against team with a winning record

Golden State Warriors

  • 46-46 ATS this season
  • 35-37 ATS as a favorite
  • 27-19 ATS in home games
  • 6-3 ATS on Friday nights
  • 8-15 ATS against Southwest division
  • 4-6 ATS in Playoffs
  • 2-5 ATS when leading in Playoff series
  • 1-0 ATS after allowing 130 points or more
  • 4-6 ATS after a loss by 10 points or more
  • 10-5 ATS after scoring 100 points or less
  • 26-21 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met in a tight five games series so far. Jordan Poole scored 31 points in Game 1 as the Warriors won 117-116. Ja Morant had 47 points in Game 2 to lead Memphis to a 106-101 win. Steph Curry had 30 and 32 points in Game’s 3 and 4 as Golden State won 142-112 and 101-98. Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane and Tyus Jones all had 21 points in Game 5 to give the Grizzlies a 134-95 win.

Field Goal Shooting

Memphis has been struggling a bit shooting the ball in the postseason. The Grizzlies have been shooting 44.3 percent from the field, which is 6th in the field of 7. Memphis has made 36 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 6th in the playoffs. The Grizzlies have drained 774/1 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 5th in the postseason.

The Warriors have been strong shooting the ball in the playoffs. Golden State has made 49.4 percent of their shots from the field, which is 2nd in the remaining field. The Warriors have shot 37.6 percent from deep, which is 2nd in the postseason. Golden State has also sunk 74.1 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 5th in the playoffs.

Golden State has been the better team shooting the ball throughout the playoffs and have been strong on defense. The Grizzlies are coming off a great performance in Game 5 though and will look to build on it. Memphis is still without Ja Morant, which could hurt their offense. If either team can come out shooting strong though, it could be enough for the win.

Top Performers

Desmond Bane has been the leader for the Grizzlies with Morant out. Bane has averaged 18.2 points per game. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 15.7 points and 7 rebounds per game. Dillon Brooks has averaged 13.1 points, while Brandon Clarke is averaging 13.1 points and 7.3 rebounds. Tyus Jones has averaged 9.4 points per game to round out the lineup

Steph Curry has been great for Golden State in the postseason. Curry is averaging 26.7 points and 5.7 assists per game. Jordan Poole has averaged 20 points per game, while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.4 points. Andrew Wiggins has averaged 14.2 points per game. Draymond Green rounds out the lineup, averaging 7.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game.

These two teams have been led by their leaders throughout this series. Ja Morant is out for Memphis though, which is a huge loss. Morant was averaging 27.1 points, 8 rebounds and 9.8 assists through nine playoff games. The Warriors will look to take advantage in this one as they try to book a spot in the Western Conference Finals.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong throughout this series and will look for a huge win in Game 6. I think that Golden State will bounce back though with Morant out. The Grizzlies dominated the Warriors in Game 5, but I do not think they will keep it up on the road. If Golden State can come out fast, I like their chances to move on.

Bovada has the Warriors listed as a -8 against the spread in this one. This gives a big edge to Golden State on the road. I agree with this line as the Warriors are the better team with Morant out. Golden State is also back at home and I expect their fans to be going crazy. I like the value on the Warriors to cover this spread and earn the win.

The Bet
Golden State Warriors -8
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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