Spurs vs Grizzlies Betting Preview
The Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs will meet for the second time in a week on Wednesday night, with Tim Duncan and company looking for revenge for last Friday's SU and ATS defeat.
Memphis knocked off San Antonio 101-98 as a 2-point home favorite when those clubs last hit the hardwood together last week, with the Grizzlies putting an end to a five-game losing streak against the Spurs. The OVER/UNDER is 2-4 in their last six meetings.
San Antonio battles the Grizzlies, currently with a 24-12 mark (21-14-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-21 for the Spurs and 13-22-1 for the Grizzlies. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spurs - Grizzlies odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. San Antonio is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 4. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-100 win for the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 3-ranked offense (104.8 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 2 at 90 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.5% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 92.3 points per game when playing on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring on their home court.
Memphis lost its last outing, a 99-73 result against the Clippers on January 14. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis was run off the court by the Clippers on Monday as Los Angeles blasted them 99-73 at FedExForum.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 106-88 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. San Antonio earned a 106-88 victory over Minnesota on Sunday, getting 20 points from Tony Parker at AT&T Center.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Grizzlies at Spurs trends to consider:
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Memphis's last 19 games
Memphis is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 10 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games at home
Memphis home to Sacramento, Friday, January 18
San Antonio home to Golden State, Friday, January 18