San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 11/29/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (7-12) at San Antonio Spurs (13-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -8 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs collide at the AT&T Center on Wednesday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies have lost eight straight and will now look to turn the page after firing David Fizdale as head coach after the team lost to the Nets by 98-88 on Sunday. Tyreke Evans and Marc Gasol led the team in scoring with 18 points each while Chandle Parsons added 12 points, but in a game that was tied at halftime, the Grizzlies never recovered as the Nets went on a 15-2 run to start the third quarter to take the game away from them. With the loss, Memphis dropped to 7-12 on the season and 4-7 at home.
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Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have won six of their last eight games and they will be gunning for a third straight victory after taking down the Mavericks in a 115-108 home win on Monday. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 33 points on 13 of 19 shooting, Pau Gasol added 25 points while Kyle Anderson and Danny Green added 12 points each. As a team, the Spurs shot 52 percent from the field and 10 of 24 from the three-point line as they dominated the second half by 69-55 to win it for coach Popovich who was ejected from the game in the second quarter. Tony Parker made his return to the court and finished with six points and four assists in 14 minutes of action. With the win, San Antonio improved to 13-7 on the season and 9-2 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games playing on two days’ rest and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record and 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Western Conference.
Head to head, the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings, the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings and the Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in San Antonio.
The Grizzlies have been in a major slump and they hit rock bottom on Sunday when they lost to the Nets, but they will be looking to turn the page with the firing of Fizdale, so look for them to come out strong. However, I don’t think it will be enough as the Spurs have just been rock-solid at home and should be better with Parker now having one game under his belt.