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(61-21) San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies (43-39)
Western Conference Round 1: Game 4
Date: Saturday April 22nd
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum – Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs -110, Grizzlies -110
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 188
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to even the series score this Saturday as they host the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Grizzlies bounced back on Thursday in Game 3 to bring the series to 2-1.
It’s not a series till the home team loses, and the Spurs hope to start this series in earnest on Saturday. San Antonio fell 105-94 on Thursday, but they should be able to regroup and play more competitively in Game 4.
The Grizzlies stepped up and protected the Grind House on Thursday.
The victory ended a 10-game postseason losing streak to the Spurs and gave the Memphis fans and team reason to believe that they can compete in this series.
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The Spurs did not look like the Spurs on Thursday, as they were essentially man-handled by the Grizzlies in Memphis. The game was basically decided early, as head coach Gregg Popovich benched his starters in the 3rd quarter.
“We turned it over twice to start the minute like we were out on a picnic some place,” Popovich said.
MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard was held to 18 points on 6-11 shooting. Leonard averaged 25.5 points during the regular season but could not get going against the stifling Memphis defense.
LaMarcus Aldridge was the only other starter in double-figures in Game 3 with 16 points as well as 11 rebounds.
The Grizzlies were clearly fired up going into their first home game of the postseason. The tone was set by head coach David Fizzdale with his mic-dropping press conference after the loss in Game 2.
The home crowd gave Fizzdale a standing ovation when he arrived on the court before the game, and there was clearly a high level of energy and motivation in the Grind House.
Fizzdale also made some strategical changes, inserting Zach Randolph into the starting lineup for Game 3. The decision had an immediate impact, as Randolph set the tone early on and returned Memphis to their Grit n’ Grind identity.
The Grizzlies’ big three were clicking on Thursday. Randolph scored 21 points on 9-16 from the field as well as grabbing eight rebounds. Mike Conley led the offense with 24 points and eight assists, and Marc Gasol was unstoppable with 21 points on 8-14 shooting.
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NBA Betting Trends:
- OVER is 4-0 in last 4 Spurs road games
- OVER is 4-0 in last 4 Spurs games following SU loss
- OVER is 4-1 in last 5 Grizzlies games against Western Conference
- OVER is 4-1 in last 5 Grizzlies home games against team with winning road record
Free Game 4 San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
The Spurs’ starters have likely learned whatever lesson Pop was trying to teach with benching them in Game 3. They should be back to the usual efficient, fundamental offense San Antonio is known for.
Memphis has been offensively-challenged for much of the last month, but they are a much more efficient team when playing at home.
Even though both squads have elite defenses, the Spurs have enough offense to score on anyone, and the Grizzlies should get enough from the role-players to score 100+ in this game.
4* Free NBA Game 4 Betting Pick: OVER 188
I also expect this to be the first close game of the series (all three previous games have been decided by double-digits), but San Antonio’s superior talent should come out on top.
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