Spurs vs. Grizzlies Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Grizzlies as 5.5-point favorites over the Spurs, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 187 points. San Antonio is 55-18 overall while Memphis comes into this game with a 49-24 overall record.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Grizzlies opened as 3.5-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 5.5 at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 188.5 and has been bet down to 187 at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 67% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Spurs. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Memphis. According to latest NBA trends, Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. Memphis is 26-9 ATS in their last 35 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
The San Antonio Spurs (55-18 SU, 37-34-2 ATS, 32-39-2 O/U) are coming off a brutal home loss to Miami at home, 88-86.The Heat were playing without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers. Memphis Grizzlies (49-24 SU, 41-31-1 ATS, 30-42-1 O/U) has won two straight games including a 99-86 win at Minnesota on Saturday, giving 3. Memphis has to take advantage of a San Antonio team that will be without guard Manu Ginobili, star center Tim Duncan and small forward Kawhi Leonard. The Grizzlies are in fifth place and are looking to move up to third in the Western Conference. The loss of Duncan will help Marc Gasol, who has returned from an abdominal injury and Zach Randolph. The All-Star power forward is averaging 15.3 points and 10 rebounds against San Antonio in the last three games but is shooting just 36.2 percent from the field. That leaves Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw and DeJuan Blair to protect the paint. Expect the Grizzlies to dominate the paint and leave the Spurs in the dust.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -5.5