San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Free NBA Picks - Betting Odds

Date: 
April 20, 9:30 PM EDT
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
San Antonio -3.5
Total: 
185.5

Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game Three

The Memphis Grizzlies will host the San Antonio Spurs at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee for Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:30 PM and is to be aired for national audiences on TNT. Memphis won the two contests in this arena against San Antonio, this season. However, the Spurs are currently enjoying a 2-0 lead in the Conference Quarterfinals after they defeated the Grizzlies in both Game One and Game Two.

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San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Overview

Overall the Spurs have won the last four games against the Memphis Grizzlies this year. All of these games were won in the Lone Star State. In both Conference Quarterfinal affairs, we have noted San Antonio as being the more physical team as they have snagged more boards than Memphis has in both games. Given the overall proficiency of San Antonio as a shooting team, most notably in the three-point department (San Antonio led the league in the regular season), Memphis’ calling card of success against the Spurs has been methodical and sound defensive play. So far, it is San Antonio who has embellished that principle in this series.

San Antonio at Memphis Key Betting Trends

  • The Grizzlies sport a 43-41 record overall while posting a 41-43 mark against the spread.
  • San Antonio remains at 63-21 SU while they sit at 43-39-2 against the spread.
  • The Spurs are an astounding 30-10 SU on the road this season.

Public Money Consensus

As is expected given recent results, 91% of the public are taking the Spurs against the spread. Furthermore, there has been an initial line movement of half of a point, as a result of action on San Antonio. In Money Line markets, San Antonio is priced as a -165 road favorite compared to Memphis who enter as a +144 home dog. 99% of the public like the Spurs on the Money Line. In the Over/Under market, the number has remained steady at 185.5 with 80% of the consensus liking the Over.

San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Prediction

Very simply this series looks like it’s going to get out of hand very quickly given the play of San Antonio in Games One and Two. However, Memphis is a different basketball team at home when compared to when they are on the road. Despite San Antonio winning by 29 points in Game One, Memphis is cast as a mild underdog in this contest because they have held this Spurs team to just 74 points in the FedEx Forum on Feburary 6th. If Memphis wants to have any chance of getting back into this series, they will need a win here and now, as a 3-0 deficit against San Antonio will be very hard to overcome. Look for an animated and charged Grizzlies fan-base to give Memphis the home court advantage it needs to notch a much-needed win.

Free Pick: 
Take The Memphis Grizzlies +144

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