Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview for NBA Basketball Game
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Information
Memphis Grizzlies (7-6) vs. San Antonio Spurs (11-8)
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: AT&T Center
TV Coverage: NBA League Pass, Fox Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Southwest
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: (Open: Grizzlies +136 / Spurs -160) (Current: Grizzlies +140 / Spurs -165)
Spread: (Open: Spurs -3) (Current: Spurs -3.5)
Total: (Open: 223) (Current: 222)
NBA Championship Odds: Grizzlies +19000 / Spurs +13000
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Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs News and Notes
The Grizzlies list six players who will be out until February on the injury report: Grayson Allen (COVID-19 protocols), Killian Tillie (foot), Jaren Jackson Jr (knee). Sean McDermott (shoulder), Jonas Valanciunas (COVID-19 protocols), Justise Winslow (hip).
The Spurs only list Derrick White (toe) as a game-time decision on the injury report.
- The total is 4-0 to the under in the Grizzlies’ last four games on a Saturday.
- The total is 4-1 to the under in the Grizzlies’ last five games as an underdog.
- The total is 4-0 to the under in the Spurs’ last four games as a home favorite.
- The total is 4-1 to the under in the Spurs’ last five games against a team with a road winning percentage above .600.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Predictions and Picks
The Grizzlies haven’t played since January 18th after contact tracing deemed that multiple players came in contact with the coronavirus. Two players are still in the league’s COVID-19 protocol, while four players remain injured until February. So not only will they be shorthanded coming into tonight’s game, but they could also be a bit rusty. Memphis isn’t an outstanding offensive team from an efficiency standpoint. They’re 27th in the league in this category (1.025 points per possession), particularly because they’re a poor three-point shooting team. The Grizzlies are only averaging 10.1 three-point baskets per game, which puts them 28th in the league. However, for what the Grizzlies lack on offense, they try to make up for it on the defensive end. Memphis is ranked second in the league in defensive efficiency (1.031 opponent points per possession), and they’re ranked seventh in allowing opponents just 11.7 three-point baskets per game.
As for the Spurs, they’re a bit of a chameleon in that they can play in various ways. San Antonio profiles as an average to an above-average team when you look at their metrics. They’re 11th in defensive efficiency (1.066 points per possession) and 12th in offensive efficiency (1.079 points per possession). San Antonio is in the middle of the pack when it comes to pace, as they’re 17th with 103.5 possessions per game. When you sum it all up, they can still score the basketball even if they’re playing at a slower tempo. San Antonio is 11-8 to the under this season, and their total has gone under in seven of their last 10 games.
Points could be hard to come by tonight, given the quality, both teams have on the defensive end. I wouldn’t be surprised if Memphis isn’t sharp in the early part of the game. My model projects 218.9 points in this game, and that’s enough for me to consider a position on the under.
The Pick: Under 222