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(43-39) Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs (61-21)
Western Conference Round 1: Game 1
Date: Saturday April 15th
Time: 800PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center – San Antonio, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Grizzlies -110, Spurs -110
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 190.5
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For the fourth time in the last seven seasons, the Memphis Grizzlies will meet the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs. The Grizz managed to take the first series back in 2011, but San Antonio have won the last two. They split the season series, both teams winning both of their home games.
The Memphis Grizzlies seem to be in a month-long slump, but they have managed to limp into the postseason with the 7th seed.
They lost their last two regular season games and five of their last six, but they had already secured a playoff spot late in the year.
The San Antonio Spurs continue to be one of the most consistently great franchises in sports. They have won over 60 games for the second straight year and were clearly one of the best teams in the NBA again this year.
The Spurs lost their last three regular season games, but they had already locked down the 2nd seed by that point.
Just like they have been for many years, the Memphis Grizzlies are one of the best defensive teams in basketball. Unfortunately, their offense completely disappeared in the second half of the season, especially over the last month.
The Grizzlies are playing their worst basketball of the season during the last month, and they will need to figure out some way of putting points on the board to have a chance in this series. Fortunately for them, they have played well against the Spurs this year, splitting the season series with them.
The Grizzlies had the 3rd ranked scoring defense during the regular season, allowing only 100 points per game. However, they only scored 100.5 points per game which ranks one spot out of dead last in the NBA.
Memphis ranks 24th in rebounding with 42.8 a night and 21st in assists with 21.3 per contest.
Mike Conley drives the offense and leads the team with 20.5 points and 6.3 assists per game. All Star center Marc Gasol adds 19.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists a night, and Zach Randolph contributes 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds coming off the bench.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have been so good for so long that we expect greatness from them. And they again delivered greatness in 2016-17, winning more than 60 games for the second straight season.
San Antonio has now won over 50 games for an incredible 18 straight years, and this is their 20th winning season in a row. They may look different than the Spurs of yesteryear, but the results continue to be same.
Similar to their opponents in this series, the Spurs are an elite defensive squad, allowing only 98.1 points per game during the regular season, which ranks 2nd in the league. Unlike their opponents, they also play offense with 105.3 points per game (14th in the league).
The Spurs rank 11th in rebounding with 43.9 and 7th in assists with 23.8 per contest.
MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard leads the way with 25.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game during the regular season. LaMarcus Aldridge adds 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, and Pau Gasol contributes 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds coming off the bench.
Tony Parker was still able to contribute with 10.1 points and 4.5 assists a night during the regular season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in last 4 meetings with Spurs
- Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in last 5 road games against team with winning home record
- Spurs are 1-8 ATS in last 9 games against NBA Southwest
- Spurs are 0-3-1 ATS in last 4 games against team with winning SU record
Free Game 1 Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
Both teams play defense at an extremely high level, but only San Antonio can actually add effective offense. However, Memphis played San Antonio very well during the regular season and split the series season.
Especially considering the fact that this is likely to be a very low-scoring game, 9.5 points seems too high for the Spurs to cover.
4* Free NBA Game 1 Betting Pick: Grizzlies +9.5
San Antonio should get the win, but Memphis should be able to keep it relatively close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Memphis 94 – San Antonio 98
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