Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Spurs vs Grizzlies Lines
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(2-0) San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies (0-2)
Round 1: Game 3
Date: Friday April 22
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 181.5
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Things were predictably bad for Memphis over the first two games of this series. Returning home they are hoping to respectability.
The line has swung 8 points from where it opened with the Spurs at home. That seems a little generous.
Even at a much smaller spread it is still hard to argue on behalf of the Grizzlies, even at home.
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They might have won by a slightly smaller margin in game two but the Spurs were just as impressive. They help the Grizzlies to under 70 points as they took an easy two games to none series lead. I don’t think they will be sweating hitting the road.
One of the under reported stories of this season is how good the Spurs have been on defense this year. You can almost make an argument that their D is as good as the Warriors offense. Maybe better depending on who you ask.
When your defense is that good you can win with ease and not even be forced to play one starter as many as 30 minutes.
When your defense is that good you can win without being pressed when your leading scorer is your backup point guard, who nets just 16 points (Patty Mills).
The fact that the Hornets are decimated helps but even a healthy Memphis team would be in big trouble taking on the Spurs the way they are playing right now.
The Grizzlies knew their chances were slim coming into this series but I think they thought they would show better than this…it has been hard to watch.
Here is a crazy stat. The Grizzlies were outscored by 26 points even though they took 20 mre shots frmo the field than their opponents. To say that they were off is an understatement but what can you really expect from these guys right now.
Memphis does not have a chance unless ZeBo is going to be a beast and he was most certainly not in Game Two. The vet shot 5 for 17 but on this team, right now, he has to keep chucking.
He and Vince Carter two – Vinsanity was just 2 for 7. Somebody has to take the shots and they don’t have a lot of good options. Some guy name Xavier Mumford took 10.
With the series getting back to Memphis there is logic that things get a little better for the Grizzlies. Even the extra day off isn’t going to be much of an advantage.
This series could go down as the most epic domination ever. I am surprised that Lance Stephenson hasn’t gone nuts.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-0 in Spurs last 6 Friday games.
- Under is 12-1 in Spurs last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Under is 7-1 in Spurs last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Grizzlies are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Conference Quarterfinals games.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
I kind of wish the Spurs were hosting again just to see how high this line would go. Per the above I think there is too much respect being given to the Grizzlies just because they are back home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs -11.5
This team is toast and I don’t think they have it in them to respond.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 110 – Memphis 91
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