NBA odds preview - Spurs vs. Grizzlies
San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies host San Antonio on Friday, looking to build on their 23-10 mark against the 28-10 Spurs in NBA action at FedExForum.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Grizzlies are 23-10 so far on the season, and 20-12-1 ATS vs. the number. The Spurs, meanwhile, are 28-10 and 22-15-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 12-21 and the Spurs go 18-20 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Grizzlies) and the No. 1 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-102 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 11-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 29 in the league with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 8.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.1 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 108-105 winner at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Spurs grabbed a 108-105 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Tony Parker at AT&T Center.
The Grizzlies were a 94-87 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis earned a 94-87 victory over Golden State on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Zach Randolph at Oracle Arena.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Spurs at Grizzlies trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games
San Antonio is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games at home
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio home to Minnesota, Sunday, January 13
Memphis at Dallas, Saturday, January 12