Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (14-7) at Memphis Grizzlies (7-13)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +3 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs have won seven of their last nine games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after blowing past the Grizzlies in a 104-95 win on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge led the team with his best performance in a Spurs uniform as he finished with 41 points on 17 of 24 shooting, Patty Mills added 13 points while Tony Parker chipped in with 10 points and five assists. As a team, the Spurs shot 50 percent from the field and eight of 20 from the three-point line, but they really did lean heavily on Aldridge who just couldn’t miss. With the win, San Antonio improved to 14-7 on the season and 10-2 at home.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies will be hoping to put a halt to a nine-game skid after falling to the Spurs on Wednesday. Tyreke Evans led the team with 22 points and five assists, James Ennis III added 15 points while Marc Gasol chipped in with 10 points and seven assists. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 45 percent from the field and 11 of 22 from the three-point line as they lost their first game since the firing of David Fizdale. With the loss, Memphis dropped to 7-13 on the season and 3-6 on the road. Mike Conley was absent from the game and will miss another two weeks as he is dealing with a sore left heel and Achilles tendon.
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Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a losing home record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are 0-7 ATS in their last seven home games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven meetings, the over is 5-0 in the last five meetings and the Spurs are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Memphis.
The Grizzlies showed plenty of fight late in the second half to avoid the blowout loss last night, but they just couldn't get over the hump after falling behind by 15 in the third quarter. The Grizzlies are dealing with a real mess with injuries and a new head coach, but I do expect them to bounce back and push the Spurs for 48 minutes. However, I dont think it will be enough as the Spurs look much deeper with Parker back in the lineup and Aldridge is simply on fire at the moment.