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Grizzlies prepare for visit from Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have paid out for NBA bettors in seven of their last eight games against the Memphis Grizzlies as those teams hit the hardwood together on Tuesday night.

Overall the Spurs are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the Grizzlies dating back to 2012, with the OVER 5-1 in their past six meetings.

San Antonio bounced Memphis 102-86 as a 1-point road favorite in their November 22 matchup.

Memphis battles the Spurs, currently with a 26-8 mark (18-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-15 for the Grizzlies and 22-12 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Grizzlies as 6-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 196.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Grizzlies) and the No. 8 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-90 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.

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Last time out for Memphis, they were a 112-84 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Memphis cruised to victory on Sunday, running Detroit out of the gym and running up a 112-84 score at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 20 in the league with 42.79 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 30-ranked team at 4.91 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 9 with 8.29 per contest.

Next up:
San Antonio home to Dallas, Wednesday, January 8th
Memphis home to Phoenix, Friday, January 10th