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Potential First-Round Playoff Preview in San Antonio Tonight

The Memphis Grizzlies have had some major issues playing away from Tennessee of late, and they’ll be in tough to buck that trend tonight when they travel to the Lone Star State to do battle with the San Antonio Spurs in a potential first-round playoff preview.

Shark Bites
  • The Grizzlies are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against the Spurs.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Grizzlies' last eight games against the Spurs.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Spurs' last eight games at home.

Those aforementioned road issues have greatly hindered the Grizzlies’ chances of catching the sixth-place Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference standings as they’re currently a half-game behind the Thunder. All-star center Marc Gasol will likely miss his sixth straight game with a foot injury – an ailment that’s clearly impacted Memphis in a big way.

San Antonio has won seven of its last eight games and is locked into the second seed in the Western Conference, 3 1/2 games behind the Golden State Warriors with six games remaining. The Spurs got a solid effort from point guard Tony Parker, who scored 21 points in Sunday’s 109-103 victory over the Utah Jazz for his first 20-point effort since January 5.

The Grizzlies have claimed two of the first three meetings between the squads on the year, holding the Spurs to an average of only 89 points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Memphis Grizzlies betting line opened this morning as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 193 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 106-92 win for 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

The Memphis Grizzlies will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 39-38 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the San Antonio Spurs are 40-35-1 ATS. Memphis is 38-38-1 vs the betting total points scored; San Antonio is 42-34. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Memphis injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated San Antonio Spurs and the No. 19-ranked Memphis Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up San Antonio's No. 12-ranked offense (106.09 PPG) against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 100.13 PPG. The San Antonio Spurs have averaged 47.2% from the field per game, more than the Memphis Grizzlies have managed so far this NBA season (43.48% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Memphis got 20 points and 12 assists from Mike Conley Jr. in a losing cause in a 108-103 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

The Spurs got 25 points from Kawhi Leonard as San Antonio ran past Utah 109-103 on Sunday at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games
  • Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • San Antonio is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games at home
  • San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Memphis

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 5th
San Antonio home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 5th