The first weekend of the 2017 NBA playoffs was filled with closely contested games, but Game 1 of the San Antonio Spurs-Memphis Grizzlies series was not one of them. Following a 111-82 drubbing, the Grizz will try to get on the right track in Texas tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Spurs as 10.5-point home chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 189.5.
– Shark Bites
- The Grizzlies are 0-6 SU in their last six games as underdog.
- The Spurs are 24-6 SU in their last 30 games at home.
- The Grizzlies are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games against the Spurs.
San Antonio allowed 30 points in the first quarter of that game but did not surrender more than 19 in any of the following three en route to the blowout win. The Spurs got Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley out of rhythm, as the floor general managed just 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting.
Kawhi Leonard is a difference-maker every time he steps on the court, and Game 1 was no different. Leonard finished with 32 points in as many minutes while proceeding to shoot 11-for-14 from the field and 9-for-9 from the charity stripe. Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge were the only players to log more than 25 minutes for the Spurs, as head coach Gregg Popovich opted to share the minutes with his deep bench.
The UNDER has been a sizzling wager when the Grizzlies hit the road of late, evidenced by the OVER/UNDER going 2-7 in Memphis’ last nine road games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Memphis Grizzlies listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 190 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
Odds – Shark score prediction models pick a 101-92 result in favor of the Spurs today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Antonio Spurs are 62-21 so far on the NBA season, and 42-39-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Memphis Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 43-40 and 41-42 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 46-37 and the Grizzlies go 41-41-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Memphis injuries news.
According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark, it’s the No. 5-rated San Antonio Spurs and the No. 21-rated Grizzlies in this NBA basketball matchup.
The game also pits San Antonio’s No. 14-ranked offense averaging 105.4 PPG, against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 100.12 PPG. The San Antonio Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 47.02% so far, more than the Memphis Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Grizzlies were blown out by San Antonio on Saturday, losing by a 111-82 final at AT&T Center in basketball betting action.
- Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Memphis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- San Antonio is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- San Antonio is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- San Antonio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games
Next Betting Matchups
Memphis home to San Antonio, Thursday, April 20th