Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 6 NBA Picks

Nikki Adams

Friday, May 15, 2015 1:12 PM UTC

Friday, May. 15, 2015 1:12 PM UTC

Can the Warriors finish off the Grizzlies in game 6 or is this NBA Playoffs series headed towards a game 7? Find out as we rundown through the NBA odds and serve up our NBA picks in this preview.

Golden State Warriors Road Faves
The Golden State Warriors are up 3-2 over the Memphis Grizzlies, on the verge of closing out the series tonight. That is if the NBA odds are to be taken at face value. The Warriors are the undisputed road favorites at -220 NBA odds and the significant 5-point favorites against the spread.

Although the Warriors got down early in this series, they've since recovered. Down 1-2 to the Grizzlies, the Warriors reeled of back-to-back wins to take the 3-2 lead. Both of those wins were in double-digit margins, showcasing just why the Warriors are not only the Western Conference top seed but also the odds makers' favorites on the NBA odds board to win it all at +100. Now, well ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers at +200 in NBA futures betting, even though (and this is quite interesting) the Cavaliers are already through to the Eastern Conference finals.  Let's face it, the job is not yet done and the Warriors are still not through to the Western Conference finals.

Yet, this minor detail hasn't deterred odds makers or put off NBA bettors from backing the Warriors on their NBA picks. The manner in which they won the last two games of this series was brilliant. They crushed the Grizzlies 101-84 on game 4, thereby taking back home advantage. And in game 5, they routed them 98-78. Both times they came through as the handy favorites, not to mention covered the NBA betting spreads easily.

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Memphis Grizzlies Home Pups
The Grizzlies got off to a slow start in this series, losing 101 -86 to the Warriors in game 1. Promptly, they regrouped to win two straight games 97-90 and 99-89 and took the improbable series lead. However, they were unable to maintain the lead.

Now, on the brink of extinction in the NBA playoffs the Grizzlies are faced with a must-win game at home. They are 1-1 SU and ATS in their home games in this series and 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS in home games this season in the playoffs.

That said the NBA odds are stacked against them on the NBA betting hoard, despite home advantage in game 6. They are matched as the +180 home pups and the 5-point home underdogs against the spread. Consider how the Warriors pushed them around in the last two games and ripped their defence apart, it's no surprise the bookies aren't buying what Memphis is selling.


NBA Betting Verdict:
The Grizzlies have made it into a more competitive series than most would have thought, particularly by winning in Oregon. Something that only two teams have done the entire season.  Having done so they may well fancy their chances even more with home advantage, even if the odds makers don't.

Still, the way the Warriors have risen to the occasion in this series to come back is impressive. And the way they've scored at will against the Grizzlies these past few games makes the Warriors appear to be the smart NBA pick to win game 6 and clinch the series. It also makes them our choice NBA pick to cover the nominal 5-point spread. It would take something special by the Grizzlies to delay what appears to be the inevitable.

NBA Picks: Warriors -220 and -5-point at The Greek

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