Latest NBA Playoff Basketball Warriors vs Grizzlies – Game 5 Betting Odds – Money Line / Handicap
The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies clashes in a decisive game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2022 NBA Playoffs at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning in Malaysia time.
With the veteran roster Golden State taking up a 3-1 lead in the series, Stephen Curry and co. will aim to close out the series so they can get extra rest leading up to their Western Conference Finals match-up.
Both team have suffered a series of ill-timed injuries, with Gary Payton II sidelined due to an injury in Game 2, then Ja Morant suffering a knee injury in Game 4 and will not be playing for his team in Game 5 as they face elimination in their home court in FedEx Forum Arena.
Jordan Poole, who many contend was the Most Improved Player of the year has had a spectacular performance, shining on the biggest stage along with the long-established Splash Brothers in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The Warriors are projected as most likely to win the NBA Championship with odds standing at 3.00 while the Grizzlies have now dropped to bottom with odds of 81.0
The early market betting odds for Game 5 is as follows:
|Golden State Warriors||Bet||Memphis Grizzlies|
|1.56||Full Time Moneyline||2.47|
|0.83||(-) Handicap 2.5 (+)||0.94|
|0.95||(-) Handicap 3.5 (+)||0.91|
|0.71||(-) Handicap 4.5 (+)||0.83|
|Full-time Over / Under Odds||Over||Under|
|Half-time Over / Under Odds||Over||Under|
Memphis went 20-5 without Morant this season, so the Grizzlies know they can still thrive without their star. Desmond Bane will have to carry the mantle on offense while the rest of the team will have to spread out their offense to keep the warriors defense honest. This will be the Grizzlies’ first playoff game without Ja Morant and first in 14 games.
Predictions by leading prediction models
FiveThirtyEight: Memphis Grizzlies 57% Win Probability with 1.5 spread
Number Fire: Memphis Grizzlies 63.8% Win Probability with 1.5 spread
Sports Betting Dime: Golden State Warriors 61.2% Win Probability