Dubs Solidify Odds to Win the West After Beating the Grizzlies in Game 1

Western NBA Odds Warriors Grizzlies

  • The Golden State Warriors’ odds to win the Western Conference improved to +110 from +125 after Sunday’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Golden State now has home court advantage in the series and have ballooned to a -550 to win the series.
  • The Dubs are listed as -2 point favorites to win Game 2 on Tuesday at the FedEXForum.

The Golden State Warriors’ solidified their odds of winning the Western Conference after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series on Sunday.

With the win, the 3rd ranked Dubs have stolen homecourt advantage from the second-seeded Grizzlies.

Updated Western Conference Odds

The Warriors entered Game 1 as the +125 odds on favorite to win the Western Conference with the Phoenix Suns chasing them at +140 via BetMGM. After the win, Golden State’s odds shortened to +110 while the Suns’ odds also moved to +135. On the other hand, the Grizzlies went from third at +600 before the game to last at +800 after Game 1. Dallas meanwhile shifted from +700 to +750.

Likewise, Golden State’s title odds also improved after Sunday’s win. The Dubs entered the second round of the playoffs as the +300 favorites to win the 2022 NBA title. They improved to +260 on Sunday evening while the Suns remained at +320 and the Milwaukee Bucks improved to third at +450 after beating the Celtics.

Both the Western Conference and NBA title odds are expected to shift again after Monday’s games with the Suns playing the Mavs in Game 1 of their series. The Suns are the most popular bet to win the Western Conference with 31% of the tickets and 42% of the betting handle. Phoenix is also the biggest liability in that betting market.

Warriors Now -550 to Win the Series

Golden State is now also a massive -550 to win their series against the Grizzlies. Despite being the lower-ranked team in the matchup, the Warriors opened as -275 betting favorites to advance to the Western Conference Finals. The odds stayed at that price before ballooning to their current odds of -550. Memphis meanwhile, went from +210 to +270 as they now need to win at least one game at Chase Center if they want to oust the Dubs.

Game 2 of the series will be on Tuesday, May 3rd, also at the FedExForum in Memphis with the Dubs currently listed as -2 point spread and -135 Moneyline favorites at the BetOnline App. The Grizzlies are the +115 bottom dog at the Moneyline market to even the series but if Memphis wants a shot at beating Golden State, they must prevent another Poole Party at the FedExForum on Tuesday.

Warriors back-up guard Jordan Poole continued his strong postseason play by scoring a playoff-career high 31 points on 12-20 shooting, including 5-10 from behind the three-point area. Poole also added 9 rebounds and 8 assists while cashing out the OVER on his scoring (18.5), rebounding (3.5), assists (4.5), and three-point (2.5) prop bets.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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