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Grizzlies' Failures on the Road Should Worry Bettors

Less than a week ago it seemed like the San Antonio Spurs were on cruise control on their way to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. But thanks to two huge victories by the Memphis Grizzlies in Tennessee, the shape of this first-round series has been flipped on its head. With Game 5 on tap for Tuesday and the series tied at two games apiece, sportsbooks opened the Grizz as 10-point underdogs with a total of 186.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last six games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Spurs' last six games.
  • The Grizzlies are 6-22 SU in their last 28 games against the Spurs.

It’s been a totally different story in Texas, however. Memphis dropped the first two games at AT&T Center by a combined 43 points. The Grizzlies always play tough at home but are a far riskier bet on the road, so that’s not much of a surprise.

Kawhi Leonard scored a career playoff-high 43 points in Game 4, a 110-108 overtime setback for the Spurs, to mark the third time in the series he either matched or exceeded a previous personal best. The ever-serious Leonard went 7-for-10 from 3-point range and added eight rebounds and six steals while the rest of the Spurs went a combined 2-for-20 from beyond the arc.

Memphis’ failures on the road date back to the end of the regular season, as the Grizzlies are an ugly 0-8 straight up in their last eight away from home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the San Antonio Spurs as -9-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 187 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 103-94 result in favor of the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Memphis Grizzlies have seen them go 45-41 and 43-43 ATS so far this NBA season, while the San Antonio Spurs are at 63-23 and 43-41-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Spurs are 48-38, while the Memphis Grizzlies are 43-42-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Memphis injuries news.

The San Antonio Spurs sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Memphis Grizzlies are at No. 21 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up San Antonio's No. 15-ranked offense (105.19 PPG) against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 100.09 PPG. The San Antonio Spurs have averaged 46.95% from the field per game, more than the Memphis Grizzlies have managed so far this NBA season (43.54% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Memphis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
  • Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Antonio is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to San Antonio, Thursday, April 27th