Grizzlies vs Warriors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 20, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 20, 2021 - Last Updated on March 29, 2021

Andrew Wiggins leads the Golden State Warriors (22-20) against the Memphis Grizzlies (18-20) after scoring 40 points in a 116-103 win over the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are 6-point favorites in the game on Saturday, March 20, 2021, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The matchup has a point total of 222.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 20, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 20

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: Out (Tailbone),
Eric Paschall: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Warriors (+6)
Total Pick Over (222.5)
Prediction Grizzlies 114, Warriors 110

The model favors the Grizzlies by 3.3 points, just 2.7 fewer than the 6-point spread set by DraftKings.

The model projects a total 1.6 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 30 19.2 3.3 7.4 0.9 0.2 0.8
Jonas Valanciunas 33 15.8 12.0 1.8 0.6 0.7 0.3
Dillon Brooks 35 15.5 2.8 2.5 1.3 0.4 1.8
Kyle Anderson 36 12.8 5.8 3.3 1.1 0.6 1.4
Brandon Clarke 33 11.8 5.6 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.5

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 42 17.7 4.6 2.1 0.9 1.0 1.9
Kelly Oubre Jr. 40 15.0 5.8 1.3 1.2 0.8 1.6
James Wiseman 29 11.8 5.9 0.6 0.3 1.0 0.4
Jordan Poole 21 9.7 1.4 1.2 0.3 0.1 1.6

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 16-6 against the spread and 15-7 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’ 46.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is the same as the Grizzlies have given up to their opponents.
  • Golden State is 15-2 against the spread and 14-3 overall when it shoots better than 47.1% from the field.
  • This season, Memphis has a 15-4-1 record against the spread and a 13-7 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 46.4% from the field.
  • The Grizzlies’ 34.9% three-point shooting percentage this season is two percentage points lower than opponents of the Warriors have shot from beyond the arc (36.9%).
  • Memphis is 11-3 against the spread and 9-5 overall when it shoots better than 36.9% from distance.
  • Golden State has put up a 13-5 against the spread while going 13-5 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 34.9% from downtown.
  • The Warriors’ three-point shooting percentage this season (36.7%) is just 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 hits more than 37.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Memphis has a 14-5-1 ATS record and a 12-8 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 36.7% of its three-point shots.
  • The Grizzlies’ 10.5 made three-pointers per game this season is 3.4 fewer made shots on average than the 13.9 per game the Warriors give up.
  • Golden State has gone 16-8 against the spread and 18-6 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Memphis makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 10-14 ATS and 9-15 straight up.
  • The Grizzlies are the 29th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Warriors give up the 19th-fewest makes from deep.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Stat Rankings

Grizzlies Rank Grizzlies AVG Warriors AVG Warriors Rank
21st 110.9 Points Scored 113.1 14th
10th 110.8 Points Allowed 113.1 21st
11th 45.1 Rebounds 43 23rd
6th 10.9 Off. Rebounds 7.9 29th
29th 10.5 3pt Made 13.9 7th
7th 26.6 Assists 27.8 1st
11th 13.1 Turnovers 14.6 26th

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