Grizzlies vs. Spurs Game 5 Pick
Can the San Antonio Spurs find a way to get back on track when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 9PM ET in Game 5?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Spurs are the favorite in tonight’s game, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the game is listed at 187 points.
Memphis evened the series with the Spurs in Game 4 thanks to a 110-108 overtime win at home. The series now sits at 2-2 with all four games being won and covered by the home team. San Antonio is 63-23 overall, 33-10 at home and 43-41-2 against the spread. The Grizzlies are 45-41 overall, 19-24 on the road and 43-43 against the spread.
Game 4 took place on Saturday and saw Marc Gasol hit a shot with 0.7 seconds left to lift the Grizzlies to the victory. Memphis didn’t really play all that well, committing 22 turnovers, but they did shoot 12-of-27 from 3-point land and had a 51-37 rebounding advantage. Gasol finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Mike Conley had 35 points with nine rebounds and eight assists. Kawhi Leonard had another big game, scoring 43 points with eight rebounds and six steals. He has been an impressive 40-for-40 at the line in this series.
This series has belonged to the home team. San Antonio gave a strong effort in Game 4, but couldn’t quite get the win. I think returning home will give the Spurs the boost they need. Leonard should continue to be great while his supporting cast will improve. The Spurs should continue to get the charity stripe while the Grizzlies struggle to find consistent scoring options.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -10