Spurs vs. Grizzlies Prediction
The annual rodeo road trip has not started well for the Spurs, who have dropped four straight games leading into Tuesday night’s matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will San Antonio finally put together a win both straight up and ATS?
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 12, 2019
FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Spurs are 4.5-point favorites to beat the Grizzlies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 210 points and as of this writing, 64% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Spurs to cover the point spread.
San Antonio Spurs Fantasy Spin
DeMar DeRozan made 10-of-19 from the field for 23 points during a 125-105 Saturday afternoon loss in Utah on Saturday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers. The Spurs are sliding in the standing with their 0-4 record on their rodeo trip. They still have four more games on the road (Memphis, Toronto, New York, Brooklyn) before they're back at AT&T to face the Pistons on Feb. 27. The Spurs are only clinging to a 1.5-game lead from the No. 9 Kings, so DeRozan's fantasy owners will want the Spurs to start winning games to prevent rest days.
Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin
J.B. Bickerstaff indicated on Monday that he'll continue to start Avery Bradley at shooting guard. "That's who he is. He's an NBA starter for sure," said Bickerstaff of immediately putting Bradley in the starting lineup. "He's put in a ton of time and years. The most impressive thing to me is his willingness and ability to defend. He is, by far, one of best perimeter defenders in our game." Whether he's the best perimeter defender in the league is highly debatable, but coaches tend to love Bradley, so he'll likely close out the year as the starting two-guard in Memphis. That's bad news for Delon Wright.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games and are winless against the number in their last seven consecutive games.
The Grizzlies have covered the spread in six of their last eight games and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on two days of rest.
The Spurs aren't a threat to win the Western Conference but they're better than what they've shown of late. They were playing well before the road trip and they should turn things around starting tonight in Memphis. There's too much veteran leadership and this is too smart of a coaching staff for this losing streak to continue beyond tonight. The road team is 5-2-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams, while the Grizzlies have dropped six of their last eight games coming off a win.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -4.5