Spurs on verge of sweeping Grizzlies
Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs can sweep the Memphis Grizzlies from the NBA playoffs on Monday night as those teams meet in the fourth game of the Western Conference Finals.
The Spurs ran their series lead to 3-0 over the weekend with a 104-93 victory as a 4.5-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines on Saturday. Duncan picked up 24 points and 10 rebounds in that contest, and Tony Parker had a team-high 26 points.
The Grizzlies bring a 56-26 record (46-34-2 ATS) to the battle against the 58-24 Spurs, who are 39-41-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 33-48-1 so far and the Spurs go 36-45-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Spurs are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spurs will win this game 102-100.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 27-ranked offense (93.4 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 11 at 96.6 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.1% on average).
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.9 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 104-93 winner as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tony Parker went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds leading San Antonio over Memphis, 104-93, on Saturday at FedExForum.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 10-0
After a win are 8-2
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Spurs at Grizzlies trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Antonio is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
Memphis is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
Memphis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio home to Memphis, Wednesday, May 29
Memphis at San Antonio, Wednesday, May 29