NBA Playoff Picks - Monday, May 31
This still has the feel of a series that could go either way.
After winning Game 1 outright, Memphis battled hard through much of Game 2, coming within two points of Utah late in the third in a must win game for the Jazz, but ultimately falling in the end.
Then on Saturday night, in their first home playoff game since 2017, the Grizzlies actually had a two-point lead with under five minutes left after the Jazz led the entire game. Ultimately though, the best team of this season reminded us why they had an efficiency differential that blew away the rest of the league, not only winning, but covering their second straight spread in this series.
When you factor in how Donovan Mitchell missed the first game of this series and you zoom out to remember this is a 1 vs 8 matchup, it’s not hard to imagine a scenario where Monday becomes a bit of an emotional letdown for the Grizz. Remember, this is a team that barely made it into the top half of the league in the net rating rankings, and had to win multiple play-in games just to sneak into the playoffs.
Go with the track record here, especially with a spread that is this low.
Jazz vs. Grizzlies Pick
The Pick: Utah -5.5 @ -105 (Click to bet)
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