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Grizzlies vs Spurs NBA Game Preview

Memphis GrizzliesSan Antonio Spurs
April 12, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

34-23TEAM RECORD40-16

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Grizzlies travelling to San Antonio Thursday to face the Spurs on Thursday.

Supporters of the Grizzlies have seen them go 34-23 and 28-29 ATS so far this season, while the Spurs are at 40-16 and 33-20-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Spurs are 31-25, while the Grizzlies are 22-35.

View Memphis vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
San Antonio opened as 5.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 198 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Spurs) and the No. 12 (Grizzlies) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-98 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 3-ranked offense (101.7 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 6 at 93.4 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 47% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.2 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Memphis won its last outing, a 104-93 result against the Suns on April 11. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Rudy Gay poured in 32 points for Memphis on Wednesday, as they defeated Phoenix 104-93 at FedExForum.

San Antonio lost its last outing, a 98-84 result against the Lakers on April 11. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 182 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio suffered a 98-84 loss against Los Angeles on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Danny Green in a losing effort at AT&T Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Grizzlies at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 10 games
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Memphis's last 11 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
San Antonio is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Memphis
San Antonio is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to Utah, Saturday, April 14
San Antonio home to Phoenix, Saturday, April 14