San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/17/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (19-4) at San Antonio Spurs (17-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -3.5 - Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to the AT&T Center to battle the San Antonio Spurs tonight.
The San Antonio Spurs have lost three of their last five and are coming off a 108-95 loss to the Blazers. With Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker all rested for the night, all five starters finished in double digits in scoring with Kawhi Leonard leading the way with his 21 points, but the problems were on the defensive end where the Blazers' Damian Lillard and LaMarcus torched them for 23 points apiece. All in all, it wasn't such a bad performance from the Spurs, but they were always underdogs with players like Patty Mills and Tiago Splitter already on the injury list alongside the rested players.
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Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have been on a tear lately, winning five straight including an impressive 105-98 win over the league-best Warriors last night. Marc Gasol led the way with 24 points while Zach Randolph and Mike Conley added 17 points apiece as the Grizzlies fought off the pesky Warriors who were gunning for a 17th straight victory. With the win, Memphis improves to 20-4 overall and a dominant 12-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in their last eight against a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Spurs are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning road record and 17-6 ATS in their last 23 games playing on one days rest.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in San Antonio and 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
Ginobili and Duncan are active tonight but Parker and Leonard are sitting out, so I think there's enough value for the Grizzlies in this one, especially in the form they're in at the moment.