Warriors vs. Grizzlies Prediction, Picks & Props for Game 5: Bet on GSW, Curry

Devon Platana

Basketball fans have a potential series-clinching games scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 as the Golden State Warriors look to send the Memphis Grizzlies packing in Game 5 of their 2021-22 NBA Western Conference Semifinals series.

The Warriors took the commanding 3-1 series lead on Monday night when they defeated the Grizzlies, 101-98. They know have a chance to shut things down and with all the playoff experience that Golden State has, the team will likely go for the jugular right away.

On the other hand, it’s going to be an uphill battle for the Grizzlies as they’re forced to be without Ja Morant once again and likely for the rest of the playoffs.

Can the Warriors win and advance to the conference finals? Or will the Grizzlies pull off the upset and force a Game 6?

#3 Golden State Warriors vs. #2 Memphis Grizzlies Game 5 Betting Odds and Matchup Information

Matchup Information

  • Game Matchup: #3 Golden State Warriors (53-29, #3 seed in the Western Conference) vs. #2 Memphis Grizzlies (56-26 #2 seed in the Western Conference)
  • Venue & Location: FedExForum (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5: TNT

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5 Betting Odds

Odds are via our top reviewed and recommended sportsbooks.

FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Spread: Golden State Warriors -4 (-110), Memphis Grizzlies +4 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 218.5 (-110), UNDER 218.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Golden State Warriors -176, Memphis Grizzlies +148

Caesars Sportsbook

  • Spread: Golden State Warriors -4 (-110), Memphis Grizzlies +4 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 218 (-110), UNDER 218 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Golden State Warriors -175, Memphis Grizzlies +150

BetRivers

  • Spread: Golden State Warriors -4 (-112), Memphis Grizzlies +4 (-109)
  • Total: OVER 218.5 (-110), UNDER 218.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Golden State Warriors -177, Memphis Grizzlies +145

Warriors Look to Clinch Series

The Warriors have a golden opportunity to clinch this series on the road on Wednesday and you can bet that Stephen Curry is going to do everything he can to make it happen.

Curry was solid in Game 4, finishing the contest with a game-high 32 points while also adding eight assists and five rebounds. He’s now averaging 28.3 PPG this series and he must keep that momentum going if the Warriors are to eliminate the Grizzlies.

Andrew Wiggins duplicating his performance from Monday could also go a long way tonight. Wiggins finished with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double and is actually tied for the team lead with 7.5 RPG this series.

Andrew Wiggins has shocked a lot of people by being one of the Warriors’ best rebounders this series.

Nevertheless, the Warriors need to shoot better than they did in the last game as well. The team finished with .400/.243/.909 shooting splits, with its field-goal and three-point percentages being worse than those of the Grizzlies.

It certainly doesn’t help that Klay Thompson went 6-of-20 from the field and 0-of-7 from beyond the arc. Even Jordan Poole had a tough game off the bench with his 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

At the end of the day, the Warriors have all the tools to eliminate the Grizzlies tonight. Only time will tell if they can get contributions from all around their roster to make that job a bit easier.

Can the Grizzlies Win Without Morant?

The news about Morant’s knee injury keeping him out of the playoffs is hardly what the Grizzlies wanted to hear ahead of a must-win Game 5.

The good news for Memphis fans is that the Grizzlies played exceptionally well without this past regular season. They went 20-5 in 25 games without their best player, averaging 117.8 points per game, which is more points than any team averaged all season long.

One player that tends to benefit from Morant’s absence is usually Desmond Bane. While the 23-year-old only had eight points in Game 4, he averaged 19.0 points on .485/.503/.932 shooting in 23 games without Morant.

Considering how Bane just 9.5 PPG against the Warriors this series, it’s clear that Memphis desperately needs him to return to his above form or there might not be a Game 6.

Dillon Brooks also averaged 19.1 PPG in 20 games with Morant in 2021-22, but only had 12 points while shooting .263 from the field on Monday. That’s just not going to cut it either if the Grizzlies want to win.

It’s going to be hard to win without the 2021-22 Most Improved Player, but that’s the reality that the Grizzlies must live with. They’ve won without Morant before and now they need to figure out a way to do it at least one more time.

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5 Prediction and Best Bets

Prediction: Warriors 110, Grizzlies 107

Best Bets: Grizzlies +4 (-110 at FanDuel Sportsbook) and Under 218 (-110 at Caesars Sportsbook)

The Warriors didn’t dominate the Morant-less Grizzlies as they should have in Game 4, but that won't stop them from eliminating the opposition tonight. Nevertheless, it projects to be a close game.

The Grizzlies are 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games against the Warriors, which is why I’m going with Memphis as the 4-point underdog. The total has also hit the under in 10 of the last 15 matchups between these two teams.

Best Prop Bets for Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 5

  • Stephen Curry OVER 28.5 points (-110 at FanDuel)

Stephen Curry has been great this postseason ever since returning from injury and I’m confident that he can hit the over on this prop.

For starters, he’s finished with 30-plus points in each of his last two games. Furthermore, he’s hit the over on t his prop in five of his last eight games and also has two 27-point efforts in that stretch.

With the series on the line, look for Curry to do everything he can to eliminate the Grizzlies.

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