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Grizzlies vs. Jazz pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 2

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA first round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Kyle Anderson of the Memphis Grizzlies in action during Game One of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 23, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

The Memphis Grizzlies shocked the world by knocking off the Donovan Mitchell-less Utah Jazz in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series last week and are looking to improve to 2-0. Spida is expected to be back for the rematch, though, and that could shift the odds in the home team’s favor. Let's go over the best bets available at DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the action.

Grizzlies vs. Jazz, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Pick ATS: Grizzlies -9.5

Memphis won by three points when Utah didn’t have Mitchell, so this is quite a big point-spread swing. Mitchell is an All-Star and makes a difference for the Jazz on offense and defense, but he hasn’t played since April 16 because of an ankle injury. His last-second scatch hints that he might not be back at 100%, so I’m rolling with the young upstarts with all the momentum.

Player Prop: Kyle Anderson O3.5 assists (+128)

Anderson isn’t running the offense as often as he did when Ja Morant got injured earlier this year, but his playmaking is trending in the right direction in May. The swingman still moves Morant off the ball from time to time and has tallied four or more assists in six of his last 10 games. Anderson is averaging 4.3 assists per game this month,

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