NBA

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies

San Antonio
Spurs
33 - 39
Memphis
Grizzlies
38 - 34
May 19, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT
 | FedExForum

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San Antonio
Spurs
33 - 39
Memphis
Grizzlies
38 - 34
May 19, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT
 | FedExForum
  • The Memphis Grizzlies know what it’s like to lose in the NBA play-in round, and they’re determined not to suffer a similar fate Wednesday as they host the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference’s No. 9 vs 10 game. Memphis (38-34 SU, 41-30-1 ATS) fell to Portland in last year’s win-or-go-home format but is a slight favorite against the visiting Spurs (33-39 SU, 38-32-2 ATS).

    San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies
    • Date/Time: May 19, 7:30 p.m. ET
    • Arena: FedExForum
    • TV Coverage: ESPN
    • Sportsbook Odds: Grizzlies -4 | O/U 224.5 (Line History)
    • Spurs vs Grizzlies Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Grizzlies kicked off the play-in betting cycle as 4-point favorites, and that’s where they remain at the majority of sportsbooks. The total, on the other hand, has plummeted 2.5 points in most spots after Sportsbook at 224.5.

    San Antonio News & Notes

    COVID-19 touched just about every team in the NBA, but few were as adversely impacted as the Spurs. Health and safety protocols kept the team off the court for an entire week, forcing them into a backloaded schedule that has left them as one of the most fatigued teams in the NBA heading into the postseason. They’re also without talented guard Derrick White, who’s out with an ankle injury.

    The key to victory for the Spurs: figuring out how to make hay from beyond the arc. San Antonio comes into the play-in round as one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league, ranked 23rd in success rate and 29th in three-point makes per game. Memphis ranks slightly below average in both three-point shooting rate against and in average treys allowed per game.

    Memphis News & Notes

    The Grizzlies have the edge according to the oddsmakers, but they’ll need their two best players to step up as they have for most of the season. Big man Jonas Valanciunas enjoyed a breakout season, averaging 17.1 points per game while ranking third in the NBA in rebounds (12.5) and adding 49 double-doubles. He had 15 points and 13 boards in his lone encounter with the Spurs.

    Valanciunas is good, but he can’t do it alone – and that’s where Ja Morant comes in. The No. 2 overall pick in 2019 overcame an early-season injury and some crippling inconsistency to average 19.1 points and 7.4 assists per game, and was positively electric against the Spurs this season with averages of 25.3 points and 9.3 assists in their three meetings.

    Betting Pick: Grizzlies -4 (-110)

    Memphis has a decided edge in the post and from deep, and those two advantages should help them convert the cover.

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    Shark Bites
    • The Grizzlies are 8-4 ATS in the last 12 head-to-head meetings.
    • San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games.
    • The OVER is 4-1 in the past 5 meetings at Memphis.

Odds

Wednesday, May 19 Wed May 19


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+4
-110
+135
o224.5
-110
-4
-110
-160
u224.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+4.5
+100
+181
o224
-110
-4.5
-120
-211
u224
-110

Edge Finder

113.04
Points Scored
116.08
46.53
Field Goal %
46.97
34.51
Three Point %
34.79
74.30
Free Throw %
73.85
43.72
Total Rebounds
46.61
113.04
Points Scored
116.08
28.74
First Quarter
29.67
28.85
Second Quarter
29.22
28.44
Third Quarter
30.57
26.11
Fourth Quarter
26.06
46.53
Field Goal %
46.97
74.30
Free Throw %
73.85
34.51
Three Point %
34.79
32.20
Three's Attempts
34.52
11.11
Three's Made
12.01
11.77
Offensive
12.13
31.95
Defensive
34.49
43.72
Total Rebounds
46.61
27.22
Assists
25.85
19.88
Fouls
20.07
14.73
Turnovers
12.93
6.99
Steals
8.18

Head To Head

SAN
Stat Type MEM
5-5
Record
5-5
4-6
ATS
6-4
6-4
O/U
6-4
113.00
Points Scored
114.00
56.90
Half Time Score
56.50
47.15%
Field Goal Percentage
48.91%
44.10
Rebounds
45.20
123/284
3 Point Shots
118/310
6.40
Steals
7.10
SAN
Stat Type MEM
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
3-0
O/U
3-0
115.00
Points Scored
127.00
58.33
Half Time Score
62.00
46.44%
Field Goal Percentage
54.48%
42.67
Rebounds
46.67
36/91
3 Point Shots
42/92
7.67
Steals
8.00
Feb 1/21 (1 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Home
Away
102
Points Scored
133
-4
ATS
+4
222 o
O/U
222 u
53
Half Time Score
69
41.60%
Field Goal Percentage
55.90%
42
Rebounds
53
13/37
3 Point Shots
15/30
8
Steals
11
Jan 30/21 (2 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Home
Away
112
Points Scored
129
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
219 o
O/U
219 u
56
Half Time Score
64
47.00%
Field Goal Percentage
56.00%
38
Rebounds
45
13/29
3 Point Shots
17/35
7
Steals
7
Dec 23/20 (3 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Away
Home
131
Points Scored
119
+2
ATS
-2
230 o
O/U
230 u
66
Half Time Score
53
50.50%
Field Goal Percentage
51.60%
48
Rebounds
42
10/25
3 Point Shots
10/27
8
Steals
6
Aug 2/20 (4 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Away
Home
108
Points Scored
106
+3
ATS
-3
236 o
O/U
236 u
59
Half Time Score
54
41.90%
Field Goal Percentage
46.20%
49
Rebounds
39
12/29
3 Point Shots
7/30
5
Steals
5
Jan 10/20 (5 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Away
Home
121
Points Scored
134
-1
ATS
+1
231.5 o
O/U
231.5 u
57
Half Time Score
63
48.30%
Field Goal Percentage
52.00%
37
Rebounds
49
17/40
3 Point Shots
16/38
3
Steals
5
Dec 23/19 (6 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Away
Home
145
Points Scored
115
-1
ATS
+1
227 o
O/U
227 u
72
Half Time Score
61
67.40%
Field Goal Percentage
46.90%
46
Rebounds
35
15/24
3 Point Shots
15/37
9
Steals
7
Nov 11/19 (7 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Home
Away
109
Points Scored
113
-10.5
ATS
+10.5
224.5 o
O/U
224.5 u
54
Half Time Score
57
46.70%
Field Goal Percentage
50.60%
42
Rebounds
47
12/30
3 Point Shots
11/28
4
Steals
7
Feb 12/19 (8 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Away
Home
108
Points Scored
107
-7
ATS
+7
207.5 o
O/U
207.5 u
57
Half Time Score
58
41.90%
Field Goal Percentage
49.40%
43
Rebounds
48
13/21
3 Point Shots
8/24
6
Steals
5
Jan 9/19 (9 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Away
Home
86
Points Scored
96
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
205.5 o
O/U
205.5 u
31
Half Time Score
42
36.10%
Field Goal Percentage
41.10%
53
Rebounds
52
11/27
3 Point Shots
8/33
4
Steals
6
Jan 5/19 (10 of 10)
SAN
Stat Type MEM
Home
Away
108
Points Scored
88
-8.5
ATS
+8.5
204 o
O/U
204 u
64
Half Time Score
44
49.30%
Field Goal Percentage
37.80%
43
Rebounds
42
7/22
3 Point Shots
11/28
10
Steals
12

Team Records

SAN
Record MEM
33-39
All
38-34
14-22
Home
18-18
19-17
Away
20-16
18-13
As Fav
22-14
15-26
As Dog
16-20
38-32-2
ATS
41-30-1
15-20-1
ATS Home
19-16-1
23-12-1
ATS Away
22-14
37-35
O/U
34-37-1
18-18
O/U Home
13-23
19-17
O/U Away
21-14-1
SAN
Record MEM
2-8
All
6-4
1-3
Home
4-1
1-5
Away
2-3
1-0
As Fav
5-3
1-8
As Dog
1-1
4-5-1
ATS
3-7
2-1-1
ATS Home
1-4
2-4
ATS Away
2-3
6-4
O/U
4-6
4-0
O/U Home
2-3
2-4
O/U Away
2-3
SAN
Record MEM
6-6
All
6-6
2-4
Home
2-4
4-2
Away
4-2
1-3
As Fav
3-3
5-3
As Dog
3-3
7-5
ATS
6-6
2-4
ATS Home
2-4
5-1
ATS Away
4-2
5-7
O/U
7-4-1
3-3
O/U Home
4-2
2-4
O/U Away
3-2-1
SAN
Record MEM
16-14
All
19-11
8-7
Home
9-6
8-7
Away
10-5
10-5
As Fav
12-7
6-9
As Dog
7-4
20-9-1
ATS
19-10-1
9-6
ATS Home
9-5-1
11-3-1
ATS Away
10-5
20-10
O/U
15-15
9-6
O/U Home
7-8
11-4
O/U Away
8-7
SAN
Record MEM
17-25
All
19-23
6-15
Home
9-12
11-10
Away
10-11
8-8
As Fav
10-7
9-17
As Dog
9-16
18-23-1
ATS
22-20
6-14-1
ATS Home
10-11
12-9
ATS Away
12-9
17-25
O/U
19-22-1
9-12
O/U Home
6-15
8-13
O/U Away
13-7-1

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Marcus MorrisPFIs downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Sacramento, Acquired
Charles BasseyCIs out for season, ACL
Name Position Inj Desc
Derrick RosePGIs "?" Friday vs LA Clippers, Ankle
Marcus SmartPGIs out indefinitely, Finger
Luke KennardSGIs "?" Friday vs LA Clippers, Knee
Jaren Jackson Jr.PFIs "?" Friday vs LA Clippers, Quad
Brandon ClarkePFIs out indefinitely, Achilles
Ja MorantPGIs out for season, Shoulder
John KoncharSGIs "?" Friday vs LA Clippers, Quad
Desmond BanePGIs out indefinitely, Ankle
Jake LaRaviaSFIs out indefinitely, Ankle
Scotty Pippen Jr.PGIs out indefinitely, Back

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
May 16, 2021PHO121-123L+2221P/O51.0273.687
May 15, 2021PHO103-140L+10.5225.50L/O44.3287.504
May 13, 2021NY98-102L+4.5215.50W/U41.7684.216
May 12, 2021BKN116-128L+5233L/O42.5781.488
May 10, 2021MIL146-125W+7233.50W/O59.5780.9517
May 8, 2021POR102-124L+6233L/U39.7886.968
May 7, 2021SAC113-104W-4.5223.50W/U51.6989.474
May 5, 2021UTA94-126L+7219L/O40.2265.007
May 3, 2021UTA99-110L+7.5220.50L/U46.67100.005
May 2, 2021PHI111-113L+10219W/O44.7976.4712
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
May 16, 2021GS101-113L+3.5228L/U43.4878.956
May 14, 2021SAC107-106W-3.5224.50L/U44.0562.8611
May 13, 2021SAC116-110W-8.5227.50L/U50.0083.3311
May 11, 2021DAL133-104W+3.5227.50W/O57.3093.7516
May 10, 2021NOP115-110W-9.5228.50L/U49.4559.269
May 8, 2021TOR109-99W-6.5226W/U44.7173.0814
May 6, 2021DET97-111L-9222.50L/U42.7064.7110
May 5, 2021MIN139-135W-3.5237.50W/O53.6175.0014
May 3, 2021NY104-118L-4221L/O39.5383.3316
May 1, 2021ORL111-112L-11.5218L/O45.8361.9010
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