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San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 01/05/2019 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Antonio Spurs - Memphis Grizzlies
Date & Time Saturday January 5, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
AT&T Center
San Antonio, Texas
The Line
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -9 — Over/Under: 205.5
TV Channel
FSSE, FSSW
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NBA | San Antonio Spurs - Memphis Grizzlies
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The Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs meet Saturday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a feel good victory here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 101.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 19.9 points and 6.3 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 16 points and 8.5 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last six road games.

The San Antonio Spurs look to keep the ball rolling after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.8 points and 6.4 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 19.9 points and 8.8 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.4 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won their last five home games.

The Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 25-8 ATS in their last 33 home games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The road team is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Spurs last 8 vs. Western Conference. The under is 6-2 in Grizzlies last 8 overall.

The Memphis Grizzlies continue to pile up the losses, are on the end of a back to back and the reports of teammates fighting each other is good enough to stay far away from this club. The Grizzlies are a team that may continue to implode the rest of the year at this rate. The San Antonio Spurs have finally figured things out, as they're shooting 49.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have bumped their average winning margin at home to 8.2 points.This line is a bit chalky, but I want nothing to do with the Grizzlies in their current form. It's Spurs or pass for me. 

Pick:
San Antonio Spurs -9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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