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Grizzlies vs. Jazz pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 5

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.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Utah Jazz v Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks of the Memphis Grizzlies plays defense on Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz during Round 1, Game 4 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 31, 2021 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

After taking Game 1 in Utah, the Memphis Grizzlies have dropped three straight games and will be looking to keep their season alive against the Utah Jazz in Game 5 Wednesday night. Utah looks like the No. 1 seed with Donovan Mitchell’s return and Mike Conley has emerged as a strong secondary scoring option. Here’s how bettors should approach Game 5 in Salt Lake City.

Grizzlies vs. Jazz, 9:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Pick ATS: Grizzlies +9.5 (-110)

Two games have been decided by less than 10 points and one was decided by exactly 10. The Jazz aren’t blowing out the Grizzlies on a consistent basis to think they’ll suddenly wipe the floor in Game 5. Utah could pull away in the end with free throws, but this should be a close contest. The Grizzlies are the better pick here.

Player Prop: Donovan Mitchell over 2.5 3-pointers (-159)

After going 5-10 in his return to the floor, Mitchell had two subpar shooting performances from behind the arc in Utah. He’s attempting nine per game in this series, meaning the volume of attempts will be there. Expect him to hit at least three in a return to familiar territory.

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