Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies

Monday, December 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Fedexforum)

SAS -1.0 . Total 226.5

The San Antonio Spurs are on the road for a clash with the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Spurs are (11-17), coming off a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, 134-109.  The Grizzlies are (11-19), after upending the Sacramento Kings, 1119-115.

In the Spurs loss to the Clippers, San Antonio was led on offense by DeMar DeRozan.  DeRozan connected on 9 of 16 attempts from the floor, making al 6 foul shots, recording 24 points.  The Spurs shot 51% from the floor and 35% from 3-point range.  The Spurs got smoked in the paint, being out scored 74 to 40.  San Antonio gave up 13 offensive rebounds, which led to the Clippers taking 17 more shots than the Spurs.

In the Grizzlies win over the Kings, Memphis guided offensively by Jaren Jackson Jr.  Jackson converted on 4 of 11 attempts from the floor, making 8 of 10 from the foul line, registering 18 points.  Memphis shot 48% from the floor and 43% from deep.  The Grizzlies will need to clean up the boards, as Memphis allowed 18 offensive rebounds to the Kings.  Memphis out scored the Kings, 24 to 18 from the foul line.

Recent Betting Trends:

Spurs are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games.

Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Memphis.

The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 games.

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

Grizzlies are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.

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

The Spurs have not been good on the road, going 3-9.  The Grizzlies are not any better at home, having gone 6-11 on their home court.  Both teams have a losing record against the spread as well.  The one area that looks good in this matchup is the over.  The over has been profitable for both teams in recent game.  The over is profitable when the Grizzlies are at home and when the Spurs are on the road.  Both defense's ranks in the bottom third of the league in scoring defense as well, each team is giving up more than 115 per game.  Final score prediction, Grizzlies will win and the total goes over,  118-114.     

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Chris’s Pick Over 226.5

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