Grizzlies at Spurs Game 1- 4/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (42-40) at San Antonio Spurs (67-15)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs play game one of their playoff series Sunday at the AT&T Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies now enter the playoffs for their sixth straight season. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while Lance Stephenson is averaging 14.2 points and 2.8 assists. Matt Barnes is dishing 2.1 assists and Jordan Farmar is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost six straight road games. Tony Allen is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The San Antonio Spurs have made the playoffs every year Gregg Popovich has been full-time head coach. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 92.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.2 points and 2.6 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18 points and 8.5 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.3 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost just one home game all season long.
The Grizzlies are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Spurs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Spurs just beat the hell out of the Grizzlies a couple of weeks ago and have won eight of the last 10 meetings, so Memphis doesn't play this team well even when healthy. The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the more banged up teams I can remember, and they don't stand much of a chance in this game or series overall. I don't like big numbers, especially in the playoffs, but this is one of those times when the line is justified.