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Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/7/14

San Antonio Spurs (26-8) at Memphis Grizzlies (15-18)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +6 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds


The San Antonio Spurs travel to the FedEx Forum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.

The Spurs have won four of their last five and were able to atone for a major upset against the Knicks on Thursday with a dominant win over the shorthanded Clippers on Saturday. You always knew the Spurs were going to get off to a fast start after a loss and they did just that with 70 first half points, led by 22 from Tiago Splitter and 19 from Tim Duncan. Tony Parker also added 17 points, but with the game well in hand by halftime, coach Popovich gave everyone on his roster a bit of a run throughout the game. With the win, San Antonio improve to 26-8 overall and 13-5 at home.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/7/14

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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies look to be building a little bit of momentum after their clinical 112-84 win over the Pistons on Sunday. Zach Randolph scored 16 while Mike Conley added 15, but it was actually from the bench where the Grizzlies held the edge, outscoring the Pistons' reserves by 52-19 which really fuelled the second half dominance. Memphis has now won three of its last five to improve to 15-18 on the season.

In ATS trends, the Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win, while the Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-8 ATS in their last nine games against teams with winning records.

Head to head, the Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall and 4-0 ATS in the last four in Memphis.

I think this one is pretty simple. The Spurs have dominated the Grizzlies lately and nothing really suggests anything but for that trend to continue here tonight.

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