NBA Betting Preview: Grizzlies Look To Keep Season Alive In Game 6

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center.
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Memphis Grizzlies (62-31, 59-33-1 ATS)  @ Golden State Warriors (59-32, 45-43-4 ATS), 10 p.m. ET.

Lines/News:  The Warriors are eight-point favorites to clinch the series tonight. The O/U is 217.5. The Grizzlies won Game 5, 134-95, in Memphis.  The Warriors lead the series 3-2. The Grizzlies are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games and the Warriors are 7-3. The Grizzlies are 48-44-1 to the Over and the Warriors 42-48-2. Ja Morant is out for the postseason (knee). The Grizzlies are 21-6 without Morant this year.

Grizzlies Trends: The Over is 1-4 in Grizzlies games after the last game went over the points total in their last five instances. The Grizzlies are 6-1 against the spread (ATS) against the Warriors in their last seven meetings. The Grizzlies are 1-4-1 ATS as away underdogs in their last six instances.

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Warriors Trends: The Over is 8-3 in Warriors games in their last 11 games and 1-6 ATS in the playoffs in their last seven games. They are 2-8 ATS after one day of rest in their last 10 games

Player Trends: Memphis Grizzlies Desmond Bane (O/U 19.5 points) has scored 20+ points in five of his last 11 (45.45%) in the playoffs (avg. 18.2). He’s scored 20+ points in one of his last six (16.67%) when his team is the underdog (avg. 12.2). He’s averaged 17 points in three games against the Warriors this season without Morant in the lineup.

Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson (O/U 21.5 points) scored 22+ points in two of his 10 (20%) games in the playoffs this season (avg. 19.4). He’s scored 22+ points in four of his last 17 (23.53%) games after a loss (avg. 19.1) and 15.8 in six games against the Grizzlies.

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