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Will Grizzlies' Dormant Offense Wake Up in Game 3?

The most lopsided series of the NBA playoffs continues tonight when the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies collide in Tennessee for Game 3. Sportsbooks opened the Grizzlies as 3.5-point home underdogs with a total of 184.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Grizzlies are 0-7 SU in their last seven games as underdog.
  • The Spurs are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games against the Grizzlies.
  • The visiting team is 0-6 SU in its last six games in this matchup.

After hammering Memphis in the first two games, the Spurs are looking like a well-oiled machine right now. Kawhi Leonard has been stellar, averaging 34.5 points on a ridiculous 20-of-28 shooting from the field while knocking down all 28 free-throw attempts. He’s on pace to obliterate his previous best scoring postseason of his career (22.5 points per game), which was set last year.

The Grizzlies have been simply overmatched vs the high-flying Spurs, scoring just 82 points in each of the defeats in San Antonio. While Memphis head coach David Fizdale had a point in his epic post-game rant after Game 2 about the officiating (Leonard had more free-throw attempts than the entire Grizzlies team), it wasn’t the only reason for the loss. I’m not sure if the Grizzlies have what it takes to go toe to toe with the Spurs, which makes the San Antonio -3.5 line appealing in my eyes.

Backing the favorites to win straight up has been a very profitable play when the Spurs and Grizz get together, evidenced by favorites going 14-1 SU in the last 15 meetings between the squads.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Memphis Grizzlies as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 4-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 185 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 98-94 victory for the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Grizzlies are 43-41 so far on the NBA season, and 41-43 ATS vs the spread betting line. The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, are 63-21 and 43-39-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 41-42-1 and the Spurs go 46-38 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs San Antonio injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Memphis Grizzlies) and the No. 5 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Memphis's No. 29-ranked offense (100.04 PPG) against a San Antonio Spurs defense that ranks No. 2 at 97.75 PPG. The Memphis Grizzlies have averaged 43.43% from the field per game, less than the San Antonio Spurs have managed so far this NBA season (47.01% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games on the road
  • Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Memphis is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Memphis's last 12 games at home
  • Memphis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Antonio

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio at Memphis, Saturday, April 22nd