According to the odds, the Golden State Warriors are the leading contenders to win the NBA Championship this year but things may turn the wrong way if they do not defeat Memphis in Game 3 when the Grizzlies visit the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA, on May 7.
- Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
- NBA – Western Conference Playoffs, Round 2, Game 3
- Date – 7/5/2022
- Starting time – 8.30 PM ET
- Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Golden State Warriors Stats & Form
For most of the season, the Golden State Warriors were in the second spot in the Western Conference but after Steph Curry went down with an injury, the Grizzlies took the second seed which brought them the home court advantage in this series. The Warriors took that back with a Game 1 victory but the Grizzlies bounced back in the following one.
The Warriors are 33-19 in conference matchups. Golden State is fourth in the Western Conference in rebounding averaging 45.5 rebounds. Kevon Looney leads the Warriors with 7.3 boards.
Steph Curry is shooting 43.7% and averaging 25.5 points for the Warriors. Klay Thompson is averaging 4.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Golden State.
The Warriors are 8-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 116.4 points, 42.0 rebounds, 29.6 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.5 points per game.
Golden State Warriors News
Andre Iguodala, James Wiseman and Gary Payton II will not play for Golden State in Game 3.
Memphis Grizzlies Stats & Form
The Memphis Grizzlies are the second youngest team in the league but have already emerged as a real Playoff contender as they have put the Golden State Warriors to the edge in the opening two games of the series.
Ja Morant is having a dream season coming off a 47-point performance in the Grizzlies 106-101 Game 2 win over the Warriors. His team will need him to play on the same level on order to be competitive when they visit the Warriors on Saturday.
The Grizzlies are 36-16 in Western Conference play. Memphis is fifth in the Western Conference with 26.0 assists per game led by Tyus Jones averaging 4.4.
Desmond Bane is scoring 18.2 points per game with 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Grizzlies. Morant is averaging 25.7 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 42.4% over the past 10 games for Memphis.
The Grizzlies are 6-4 in the last 10 games, averaging 116.1 points, 46.7 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 9.0 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points.
Memphis Grizzlies News
Dillon Brooks is suspended for one game after the flagrant 2 foul on Gary Payton II in Game 2. Santi Aldama and Killian Tillie are also out for the Grizzlies.
Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Head-to-Head Stats
The Memphis Grizzlies have won 6 of the last 10 games against the Warriors. During the 2021-22 regular season, Memphis won 2 of 3 games against the Warriors.
Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors are favorites to win Game 3 with the odds set at -303, while the Memphis Grizzlies are at 230.
The total point margin is set at 225.5 with both ways at -110.
The Golden State Warriors are the leading favorite to win the NBA Championship this season. They had their ups and downs during the season but with the experience they had both by winning multiple championships and with all the obstacles in the recent years, the Warriors are finally in a situation to reborn their dynasty. Steph Curry is back in the starting lineup after having a sixth man role in the opening round against the Denver Nuggets. He was the key man in the Warriors Game 1 one-point win in Memphis. The Dubs were close to taking home a 2-0 lead but Ja Morant went hot scoring 47 points, including the last 15 for his team to lead the Grizzlies to a Game 2 win. The series is now moving to San Francisco where the Warriors were absolutely dominating in the series against the Nuggets. They will go even harder against the Grizzlies’ young squad and will definitely teach them a lesson in Game 3 covering a 4.5 spread.
Expert betting tip: Golden State Warriors -4.5 (-1 by 22bet)