Spurs on the road against Grizzlies
The San Antonio Spurs have already won and covered once against the Memphis Grizzlies so far this season as those teams hit the hardwood together again on Friday night.
San Antonio topped Memphis 101-94 as a 6-point home favorite on the NBA betting lines back on October 30 in an OVER result at the sportsbooks. That improved the Spurs to 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the Grizzlies since 2012.
The Grizzlies sport a record of 7-5 and 4-8 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Spurs sit at 10-1 and 5-6 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-6 for the Grizzlies and 4-7 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Grizzlies - Spurs odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Spurs sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-87 win for the Spurs.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 104-93 winner at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tony Parker scored 19 points leading the Spurs to a 104-93 victory over Boston at AT&T Center on Wednesday.
Last time out for Memphis, they were an 88-81 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 169 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Zach Randolph scored 21 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Memphis on Wednesday, leading the Grizzlies to an 88-81 victory over Golden State at Oracle Arena.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 94.75 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 2 at 89.64 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 46.06% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 47.65% per game.
A few Spurs at Grizzlies trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of San Antonio's last 25 games on the road
Memphis is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
Memphis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
San Antonio home to Cleveland, Saturday, November 23rd
Memphis home to Houston, Monday, November 25th