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Grizzlies Looking for a Miracle in Memphis

Zach Randolph Memphis Grizzlies

The most lopsided first-round series of the NBA playoffs is without a doubt San Antonio-Memphis. With Games 1 and 2 in their back pocket, the Spurs will be looking to keep that dominance going against a beleaguered Memphis club on Friday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Spurs' last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Grizzlies' last 14 games with a closing total of 181.0 or less.
  • The Spurs are 42-8 SU in their last 50 games after a win.

The first two games of the series have been decided by an average of 29 points. The seventh-seeded Grizzlies had their worst offensieve output ever in Tuesday’s 94-68 setback, just days after Game 1’s 106-74 loss, which was the franchise’s worst ever playoff defeat.

Matt Barnes told the media his team is “coming to a gunfight with some spoons,” which may actually be an understatement at this point. As of Friday morning, San Antonio was listed as 12-point road favorites – the largest an NBA team has ever been favored away from home in the postseason.

San Antonio is far from a safe bet as huge favorites as of late, evidenced by Tim Duncan and company going 2-9 ATS in their last 11 when favored as 11.5 points or more.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting San Antonio Spurs betting line opened this morning as -10.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 181.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 107-79 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.

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Grizzlies currently sport a record of 42-42, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 40-41-3 ATS. The San Antonio Spurs are 69-15 and 46-38 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Grizzlies post a 45-39 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Spurs have gone 35-47-2 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs San Antonio injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 25-rated Memphis Grizzlies and the No. 8-rated Spurs in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting San Antonio Spurs rank No. 14 in the league with 43.92 per game. That compares with Memphis's No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA's No. 28-ranked team at 6.12 per game, while the San Antonio Spurs rate No. 25 with 7.01 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
  • Memphis is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio at Memphis, Sunday, April 24th