Spurs vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Will the Grizzlies pull off the small upset tonight when they host the Spurs as a home underdog at 9:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Grizzlies are 2.5-point home underdogs versus the Spurs after the point spread opened at 4.5. As for the total, the number hit the board at 208 but was bet down to 203.
The Spurs have won eight of their last 10 games and are also 6-4-1 at the betting window over that span. They've won three games in a row, beating the Thunder, 76ers and Nuggets at home. In their 121-97 win over Denver, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal.
The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 6-4 in their last 10 games but are just 5-5 against the spread during that span. Their latest victory came in a 107-99 win over the Timberwolves at Minnesota on Saturday as a 4.5-point underdog. Mike Conley scored 20 points in the win while also dishing out eight assists and grabbing three rebounds. JaMychal Green also had a monster game, scoring a career-high 29 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
OUR PREDICTION: The favorite is 8-2 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two teams while the Spurs are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 games in Memphis. The Spurs have also covered in 20 of their last 28 games overall versus the Grizzlies and have covered in 12 of their last 17 conference games. As for Memphis, the team is just 2-5 at the betting window in its last seven games coming off a win.
NBA MONDAY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -2.5