Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs - 4/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (70-15) at Memphis Grizzlies (42-43)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +12.5 -- Over/Under: 183 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs will be going for the series sweep today when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4.
The Spurs are now just one win away from advancing to the second round and they'll be aiming for the series sweep after beating the Grizzlies by 96-87 in Game 3 on Friday. Kawhi Leonard led the charge with a game-high 32 points to go with four steals and five blocks, LaMarcus Aldridge added 16 points and 10 rebounds while Danny Green and Manu Ginobili chipped in with 11 points each as the Spurs survived their first test of the series. After crushing the Grizzlies in Games 1 and 2, the Spurs really had to work in Game 3 as they found themselves up by just two points with 3:41 left in the fourth quarter, but they closed the game with a 13-6 run to seal the victory and improve to 3-0 in the series.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies were desperately looking to avoid a 3-0 series deficit but they just couldn't get over the line against the Spurs on Friday. Zach Randolph had his best game of the series, leading the team with 20 points and 11 rebounds, Matt Barnes added 17 points while VInce Carter chipped in with 11 points, but once again the Grizzlies just didn't have the firepower to hang with the Spurs for 48 minutes. As a team, the Grizzlies shot just 41.5 percent from the field and four of 18 from the 3-point line but they are just so shorthanded that the 6-foot-7 Barnes jumped the opening tipoff at center.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Grizzlies are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Spurs are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Memphis.
The Grizzlies really put up a commendable fight in Game 3 to keep it to single digits, but the Spurs now have their eyes on the series sweep and with a long playoff run ahead of them, I can't see them taking this game too lightly. Take the Spurs to come out firing in this one and win by double digits.