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2021 NBA Handicapping
(14-19) San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies (22-14)
Date: Friday, December 31st
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs +252 | Grizzlies -274 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 224
Friday, December 31st finds the San Antonio Spurs facing the Memphis Grizzlies in their first meeting of the season. The teams will play each other three additional times with the Grizzlies hosting February 28th and the Spurs hosting January 26th and March 30th.
Both teams were supposed to play on Wednesday but the Spurs game versus the Heat was postponed since Miami couldn’t pull together the minimum eight players required. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies put on a show beating the Lakers 104-99.
Last season, the teams played three times with the Grizzlies taking two of the three contests. The Spurs hold the all-time record having bested the Grizzlies in 74 of their 102 matches
San Antonio Spurs
Because Wednesday was postponed, the Spurs have been off since Monday when they lost a close contest 104-110 to the Jazz.
Although the Spurs were missing Dejounte Murray (protocols) six others scored in double-figures.
Derrick White led the way with 21 points and eight assists while Jakob Poeltl registered a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds plus five assists.
Doug McDermott (17), Keldon Johnson (13), Devin Vassell (13), and Lonnie Walker (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
Although the Spurs have a couple of players out in health and safety protocols they’ve done a decent job of limiting numerous players being out all together (albeit that situation could change but seems fairly stable at the moment).
Dejounte Murray (protocols) was downgraded to out on Friday while Devontae Cacok (protocols) is also out. Lonnie Walker (knee) is questionable. Zach Collins (ankle) continues to rehab from offseason ankle surgery but no definitive return date has been reported.
Growing up Ja Morant pointed to Russell Westbrook as a player he wanted to be like and emulate so it must be pretty heady to be facing that player in just your third season and making more of a difference in the game outcome.
Thus was the case in the Grizzlies defeat of the Lakers although there were some strange moments like Westbrook missing a wide-open lay-in down the stretch.
In the end, it didn’t matter as Morant posted a double-double of 41 points and 10 rebounds along with two assists, two steals, and two blocks. Desmond Bane offered 20 points, while Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in 15 points.
Dillon Brooks, De’Anthony Melton, Jarrett Culver, Xavier Tillman, and John Konchar were downgraded to out versus the Spurs.
Zaire Williams (ankle) and Santi Aldama (calf) were downgraded to out as well. Sam Merrill (ankle) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Grizzlies are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Grizzlies are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Grizzlies are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Antonio’s last 11 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis’ last 6 games as the favorite
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
Four days off is enough for a great rest but not too long a period for rust to set in. Both of these squads are long, athletic, and can get chippy if the situation calls for it.
I like the Spurs to keep the score close but the Grizz to get the victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs +6.5
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