Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Spurs and Grizzlies. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on BSSE, and it’s hosted by the Grizzlies at FedExForum in Memphis, TN. Get ready to place your bets! This Southwest division matchup has an over/under of 233.5 points, and the Grizzlies are favored to win at home vs. the Spurs.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Antonio Spurs +11.5
This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.
WHY BET THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 106-104 in favor of the Spurs.
- Our projections have Devin Vassell finishing with Devin Vassell points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Spurs finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.6% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can The Spurs Secure a Win at Memphis?
As the Spurs get ready to take on the Grizzlies, they are hoping to snap a two-game losing streak. However, they come into today’s game as the heavy 11.5-point underdogs on the road. So far, they are just 5-27 and sit 15th in the Western Conference.
Against other teams in the West, the Spurs have gone just 5-18 compared to 0-9 in non-conference games. San Antonio’s road record for the season is 3-13, and they have gone 6-10 ATS on the road.
Today’s over/under line of 233.5 is slightly higher than the average over/under line for the Spurs this season (232.3). For the year, 20 of their games have had lower over/under lines than this season’s average line. San Antonio’s OU record for the season is 21-11.
When looking at their ATS performance, the Spurs are on a two-game skid and sit at 12-20 for the season. As the underdog, they have gone 11-27 straight-up and 20-18 vs. the spread.
In their most recent game, the Spurs only put up 101 points against the Celtics. On the night, they shot 12/45 from beyond the arc and had a field goal percentage of 42.6%. This season, the Spurs have been focused on getting up shots from outside, averaging 37.3 three-point attempts per game. Overall, they are hitting 34% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Looking at the Spurs defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 123.3 points per game (28th). In their previous game, the Spurs’ defense struggled against the Celtics, giving up 134 points on a field goal percentage of 53%.
Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Grizzlies?
The Memphis Grizzlies will look to snap a few streaks when they host the Spurs on Tuesday. Overall, Memphis is just 10-22 and has lost three straight games. When playing at home, the Grizzlies are 2-12 for the season.
Memphis is also sitting 13th in the Western Conference. Against other teams in the West, the Grizzlies have gone 7-19 compared to 3-3 in non-conference games.
So far, the Grizzlies have been the underdog in 21 of their 32 games and have gone 8-13 against the spread in those games. Memphis’ average scoring margin as the underdog is -10.7 points per game.
Today’s 11.5-point favorites, Memphis has an overall ATS record of 13-19. They have failed to cover the spread in each of their last three games both at home and overall.
In their last game, the Grizzlies had a tough time putting the ball in the basket. They scored just 92 points and shot 36.6% from the field, well below their season average of 106.8 PPG. Desmond Bane is currently the team’s leading scorer, coming into today’s game averaging 24.6 PPG. Jaren Jackson Jr. is also a key scorer for the Grizzlies, averaging 21 PPG.
At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 15th in the NBA, permitting 113.8 points per game. Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.0% and 38.8% from three-point territory.