Spurs host the Grizzlies in Game 2
The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series.
San Antonio won Game 1 by a score of 105-83 as a 4.5-point home favorite on Sunday afternoon, with Tony Parker scoring 20 points and Kawhi Leonard adding 18 points in that contest. Marc Gasol had 15 points and seven rebounds in the loss for Memphis.
The Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 46-34-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spurs are 39-41-2 ATS. Memphis is 33-48-1 against the total, while San Antonio is 36-45-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spurs sit at No. 3 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spurs will win this game 102-100.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 103 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.3 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 48.1% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.6 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
The Grizzlies were a 105-83 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (188) made winners of OVER bettors. The Grizzlies were blown out by San Antonio on Sunday, losing by a 105-83 final at AT&T Center in basketball betting action.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Grizzlies at Spurs trends to consider:
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 9 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Antonio is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games at home
Memphis home to San Antonio, Saturday, May 25
San Antonio at Memphis, Saturday, May 25