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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Warriors vs. Grizzlies on Friday

We go over some of the best betting options for Friday’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.

Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on during the game against the Miami Heat on March 17, 2021 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

In a jam-packed schedule in the association on Friday night, the Golden State Warriors will play the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET. This the first game of a back-to-back between the two teams.

The Warriors are coming into the contest off of a 108-94 road win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. With the win, Golden State snapped their three-game road losing skid and are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Memphis defeated the Miami Heat 89-95 on Wednesday night, snapping their three-game losing streak. Just like the Warriors, the Grizz are also 5-5 in their last 10.

Can the Grizz take the first game of this back-to-back against the Warriors? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Warriors vs. Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Pick ATS: Grizzlies -7

The line for Friday night’s contest is currently set at seven points, with the Grizzlies favored at home. The Warriors are walking into this game with a couple of key players on the injury. Stephen Curry is listed as doubtful with a tailbone injury for Friday night’s game. The superstar guard suffered the injury on Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets.

Along with Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed as doubtful with a foot injury. Also, Eric Paschall and James Wiseman are out due to health and safety protocols. The Warriors have a record of 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games. But Golden State is 5-1 in their last six games against teams from the Southwest division.

The Grizzlies, however, are coming into this game with everybody at full strength. Memphis is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games. They are also 11-9-1 ATS at FedEx Forum this season. Memphis will be looking to win the rebounding battle against the Warriors as they are 13-7 and averaging 45.1 rebounds per game. If Curry does not play, we should expect a big game from Ja Morant. This season, Morant is averaging 19.4 points and 7.6 assists per game.

Player Prop: Ja Morant O4.5 rebounds (+125)

This player prop for Morant is juiced at +125, but its not a bad play, considering that Morant might be the best player on the court. The second-year point guard is averaging 19.4 points, 7.6 assists, and only 3.3 rebounds per game. Morant has only gone over 4.5 rebounds in five out of 29 games played. In the Grizzlies’ last five games, he’s averaging 3.6 rebounds, which doesn’t inspire much confidence.

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