Should you bet on the Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs?
Memphis has stumbled a bit over its past few games, but now rested and healthy, there’s little reason the Grizz should be challenged by San Antonio. Find out why we’re shaking the recency bias with our Grizzlies vs. Spurs NBA betting picks.
Are the Memphis Grizzlies a good bet?
According to Pregame.com and VegasInsider.com, a vast majority of the market is betting on Memphis, but the Grizzlies have been lowered from 7-point opening favorites down to the current number. It’s a red flag whenever sportsbooks make the more popular side cheaper.
Can the Memphis Grizzlies return to form after 11 straight games?
And now that Memphis has caught its breath for a few days, the Spurs’ lack of quality will give the Grizzlies plenty of chance to return to the form that won those 11 straight games. When the spread is as close as a single bucket, winning the game should instill enough confidence that Memphis will also cover.
Is San Antonio’s Dejounte Murray better than the Memphis Grizzlies?
Lastly, despite what Memphis’ record is sans Morant, San Antonio has an edge in the backcourt. Spurs PG Dejounte Murray made his All-Star Game debut in February and he’ll ball out versus Grizzlies backup PG Tyus Jones.
Grizzlies vs Spurs News and Preview
The Memphis Grizzlies, led by their young sensation in Ja Morant, are in the top three of the Western Conference. However, this game will be far from a cakewalk given the injuries they are dealing with compared to San Antonio’s injury report.
Grizzlies vs Spurs Betting Trends
Memphis is 6-4 in NBA picks against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games.
Grizzlies vs Spurs odds
Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.
Grizzlies vs Spurs predictions
Predictions made on 1/26/2022 at 4:45 a.m. ET.
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Grizzlies vs Spurs betting preview
Grizzlies: Brandon Clarke PF (Questionable), Tyus Jones PG (Out), Dillon Brooks SG (Out).
Spurs: Keita Bates-Diop SF (Out).
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Grizzlies vs Spurs picks and predictions
Our predictions are compiled from the analysis of the spread and total and are indications of where we are leaning for this game.
Our best bet is the play that we like the most for this game, which we would actually put some of our bankroll behind.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are without LaMarcus Aldridge for the remainder of the season, but they didn’t miss a beat in their first game. On the season, both their offense and defense actually improved with Alridge off the court.
The Grizzlies play a very similar style of basketball to the Spurs. They both score the majority of their points from 2-point range: 53.6% for the Grizzlies, 55.5% for the Spurs. Those are both top-five marks in the league. The one key difference is that the Grizzlies score the highest percentage of their points from the paint (49.8%), per NBA.com.
Betting Analysis & Pick
Both teams are motivated to win and secure a spot in the playoffs/play-in. I think the market is overreacting to the Spurs’ opening win and the Grizzlies’ OT loss.