Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/10/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM (FedEx Forum)

SAN -1.0 . Total 231.5

The San Antonio Spurs are on the road for a battle with the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Spurs are (16-20), coming off a 129-114 win over the Boston Celtics.  The Memphis Grizzlies are (16-22), coming off a 119-112 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In the Spurs win over the Celtics, San Antonio was led on offense by DeMar DeRozan.  DeRozan connected on 10 of 17 attempts from the floor, hitting all 10 foul shots, totaling 30 points.  The Spurs shot 55% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.  The Spurs showed great defense, holding a good Boston offense to just 41% from the floor.  The Spurs never trailed and led by as many as 23 points.

In the Grizzlies win over the Timberwolves, Memphis was guided throughout the game by Dillon Brooks.  Brooks connected on 11 of 20 attempts from the floor, hitting all 4 foul shots, recording 28 points.  The Grizzlies shot 52% from the floor and 28% from deep.  The Grizzlies dominated the Timberwolves in the paint, out scoring Minnesota 62 to 48.  Memphis forced 15 turnovers in the win.

Recent Betting Trends:

Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.

Spurs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

The over is 5-1 in Spurs last 6 games.

Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Grizzlies are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a Western conference opponent.

The over is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 games.

San Antonio has a solid offense, averaging 114 points per contest, while having the 3rd best field goal percentage.  The Spurs could find success against Memphis, as the Grizzlies have the 27th worse scoring defense in the league.  The Grizzlies also have the 22nd worse 3-point defense, this is an area the Spurs excel when on offense.  The Spurs rank 4th in 3-point percent.  The Spurs have had their issues as well defensively, as San Antonio is 25th in scoring defense.  Both teams have had issues on defense and because of that, the total in this one is high.  However, I think it is to high, I'll take the under here.  Final score prediction, Spurs win and the total goes under, 115-112.   

Chris’s Pick Under 231.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.