Grizzlies vs. Spurs Spread Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs, 1/5/19 Predictions & Odds

The San Antonio Spurs have won seven of their last 10 and are 8-2 against the number over that same span. Will they add another win to both their win column and ATS record when they host the struggling Memphis Grizzlies at 8:30 p.m. ET tonight?

Game Snapshot

555 Memphis Grizzlies at 556 San Antonio Spurs

8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 5, 2019

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Spurs are 9-point favorites to beat the Grizzlies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 205.5 points and as of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Spurs to cover the point spread.

Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin

Mike Conley scored 31 points in 38 minutes against the Nets on Friday, adding three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers. He was questionable with a shoulder issue, but obviously wasn't limited with this fantastic stat line. Conley's fantasy owners will have to be on the lookout with a road game in San Antonio on Saturday, but for what it's worth they were playing him in B2B sets even when he was playing on a weak hammy. For now, expect Conley to be out there.

San Antonio Spurs Fantasy Spin

DeMar DeRozan posted the first triple-double of his career during a 125-107 win over the Raptors on Thursday, scoring 21 points with 14 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and three turnovers in 33 minutes. He had a monster first half with 15 points, 10 boards and five dimes to become the first Spur since Tim Duncan in 2017 to hit those marks in a half. DeRozan played 675 regular-season games and 51 postseason outings with the Raptors, so of course he gets his very first trip-dub in his very first game against them. All the revenge-game narrative supporters have a new piece of evidence with this one. On the season, DeRozan has been a solid third-round player per game in nine-category leagues with top-notch durability in his career.

NBA Betting Trends

Memphis

The road team has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings between these two teams with one push.

San Antonio

The over is 12-3-1 in the Spurs’ last 16 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.

Prediction

The Grizzlies are a mess, especially at the betting window. They’re 1-8 against the number in their last nine games playing on zero rest, are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games and have covered the number just once in their last eight games coming off a loss. The opposite is true for San Antonio. The Spurs are 13-3-1 against the spread in their last 17 games overall, are 25-8 at the betting window in their last 33 home games and have covered 10 of 11 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. I’m taking the hotter team tonight despite a letdown being in play.

Saturday NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -9

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