Grizzlies vs Warriors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 19, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 19, 2021 - Last Updated on March 29, 2021

Southwest Division foes square off when the Memphis Grizzlies (18-19) host the Golden State Warriors (21-20) at FedExForum, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, March 19, 2021. The Grizzlies are 8-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The point total for the matchup is set at 221.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of March 19, 2021, 11:55 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Betting Odds

Click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $500) at William Hill!

Injury Report as of March 19

Grizzlies:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee)

Warriors:
James Wiseman: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Klay Thompson: Out For Season (Right Achilles),
Marquese Chriss: Out For Season (Leg),
Stephen Curry: Day To Day (Tailbone),
Eric Paschall: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Kelly Oubre Jr.: Day To Day (Foot)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Warriors (+8)
Total Pick Over (221)
Prediction Grizzlies 114, Warriors 110

The Grizzlies are favored by both William Hill and the model, but the model has them winning by significantly less (8 to 3.3 points). Take the Warriors and the points.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (224.1 points) marginally higher than the William Hill over/under (221 points).

Click here for today’s NBA betting picks from our team of experts.

Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 29 19.4 3.3 7.6 1.0 0.1 0.8
Jonas Valanciunas 32 15.9 11.9 1.7 0.6 0.7 0.3
Dillon Brooks 34 15.7 2.9 2.6 1.3 0.4 1.9
Kyle Anderson 35 12.9 5.9 3.3 1.1 0.6 1.4
Brandon Clarke 32 11.8 5.6 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.5

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Ja Morant’s points prop total for the game is set at 17.5, 1.9 points less than his season average of 19.4.
  • Jonas Valanciunas’ rebounding prop total for the game is posted at 13.5 rebounds, 1.6 rebounds higher than his season average of 11.9.
  • Grayson Allen’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.5 shots lower than his season average of 2.0.
  • Brandon Clarke’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 0.8.

Warriors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Stephen Curry 39 29.0 5.3 6.2 1.4 0.1 4.7
Andrew Wiggins 41 17.2 4.5 2.1 0.9 1.0 1.8
Kelly Oubre Jr. 39 15.2 5.8 1.3 1.2 0.7 1.6
James Wiseman 29 11.8 5.9 0.6 0.3 1.0 0.4
Eric Paschall 37 9.5 3.2 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Warriors Player Props

  • Draymond Green’s assists prop total for the contest is set at 7.5 assists, 1.0 assist less than his season average of 8.5.
  • Stephen Curry’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 39.5, 1.0 less than his season average of 40.5.
  • Curry’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 4.5, 0.2 shots lower than his season average of 4.7.
  • Green’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.9 steals less than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Grizzlies are shooting 46.3% from the field this season, 1.6 percentage points higher than the 44.7% the Warriors allow to opponents.
  • In games Memphis shoots higher than 44.7% from the field, it is 16-5 against the spread and 15-6 overall.
  • Golden State is 18-10 against the spread and 18-10 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 46.3% from the field.
  • The Warriors’ 46.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is the same as the Grizzlies have allowed to their opponents.
  • Golden State has put together a 15-2 record against the spread and a 14-3 straight up record in games it shoots better than 47% from the field.
  • Memphis is 15-4-1 against the spread and 13-7 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 46.3% from the field.
  • The Grizzlies shoot 35% from beyond the arc, two% lower than the 37% the Warriors allow to opponents.
  • Memphis has an 11-3 record against the spread and a 9-5 record overall when the team makes more than 37% of its three-point attempts.
  • Golden State is 12-5 against the spread and 12-5 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 35% from deep.
  • The Warriors’ three-point shooting percentage this season (36.7%) is only 0.5 percentage points lower than opponents of the Grizzlies are averaging (37.2%).
  • Golden State has a 14-5 ATS record and is 15-4 straight-up when the team makes more than 37.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Memphis has a 14-4-1 ATS record and a 12-7 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 36.7% of its three-point shots.
  • The Grizzlies hit 10.5 three-pointers per game this season, 3.4 fewer made shots on average than the 13.9 per game the Warriors allow.
  • Golden State has gone 15-8 against the spread and 17-6 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Memphis hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 10-13 ATS and 9-14 straight up.
  • The Grizzlies make the 29th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Warriors give up the 22nd-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Stat Rankings

Grizzlies Rank Grizzlies AVG Warriors AVG Warriors Rank
21st 111.1 Points Scored 113 13th
10th 110.7 Points Allowed 113.4 22nd
9th 45.1 Rebounds 43 24th
6th 10.9 Off. Rebounds 7.9 29th
29th 10.5 3pt Made 13.9 8th
6th 26.6 Assists 27.8 1st
9th 12.9 Turnovers 14.7 26th

Powered By Data Skrive using data from

PlayPicks Staff Avatar
Written by
PlayPicks Staff

PlayPicks staff has years of sports betting and DFS knowledge and we share all of that with you for free daily.

View all posts by PlayPicks Staff
Privacy Policy