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UNDER the Hot Bet When the Grizz and Spurs Get Together

The San Antonio Spurs have closed the gap on the Kevin Durant-less Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference standings, as the squad stands 2 1/2 games out with 12 remaining. The Spurs will play seven of their next eight at home, beginning with Thursday’s matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies. Oddsmakers initially set the Grizz as 8-point road underdogs with a total of 201.

Shark Bites
  • The Grizzlies are 4-18 SU in their last 22 games against the Spurs.
  • The Grizzlies are 3-1 ATS in their last four games against the Spurs.
  • The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite of 8.0 or less.

Memphis is competing with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the sixth seed in the West but saw a four-game winning streak come to a halt on Tuesday in a 95-82 setback to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies averaged 104.5 points during the streak but had to tally 28 points in the final quarter vs the Pellies to reach 82.

Memphis has found success against the Spurs this season, going 2-0 SU in light of a 104-96 victory last Saturday. Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen is questionable for the game with a knee injury after sitting out the Pelicans game.

The UNDER is paying out when these teams get together, evidenced by five of the last seven meetings between the Grizzlies and Spurs going UNDER the total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Memphis Grizzlies betting line opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 201 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

A 104-95 result in favor of the Spurs is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 San Antonio Spurs bring a 54-16 record (37-32-1 ATS) to the battle against the 40-31 Memphis Grizzlies, who are 36-35 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen San Antonio Spurs go 39-31 so far and the Memphis Grizzlies go 36-34-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Memphis injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the San Antonio Spurs rated this week at No. 3 and the Memphis Grizzlies sitting at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Antonio's No. 12-ranked offense averaging 106.43 PPG, against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 100.3 PPG. The San Antonio Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Memphis Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 43.43% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Conley Jr. scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Grizzlies to victory (they lost 95-82 to New Orleans at Smoothie King Center on Tuesday).

Lamarcus Aldridge scored 26 points leading the Spurs to a 100-93 victory over Minnesota at Target Center on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Memphis's last 23 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • San Antonio is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis at Golden State, Sunday, March 26th
San Antonio home to New York, Saturday, March 25th