Memphis vs San Antonio NBA Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on March 24, 2016 in

On Friday, the San Antonio Spurs host the Memphis Grizzlies in NBA betting action. The Grizzlies (41-31) are in second place in the Southwest Division but just lost to the Lakers on Tuesday night, 107-100. The Spurs (60-11) are in first place in the Southwest Division and just knocked off the Miami Heat on Wednesday, 112-88.

Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Betting Guide

When: Friday, March 25, 2016, 8:30 PM ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Radio: WOAI Sports Radio ESPN 1420 AM
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Why should you bet on the Grizzlies?

Losing to the Lakers is becoming less and less of an upset these days, as D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson continue to develop as L.A.’s backcourt of the future. Add in Kobe Bryant’s 20 points, and you have a Laker team with some sting. Tony Allen made all of his shots in putting up 27 points, but the Grizzlies lacked some defensive energy. You can expect them to have more effort against the Spurs, although I would only pick Memphis if you had a line of at least six points. The Spurs have not lost at home this season, and I don’t see Memphis ending that trend.

Why should you put your money on San Antonio?

The Spurs don’t stumble very often, and they don’t stumble back to back. So when they followed up a huge win over Golden State with a surprising loss in Charlotte (in which the Spurs blew a 23-point lead), it was not a surprise to see them return to their normal form and bury the Heat. Kawhi Leonard was the hero on this particular day, tying a career best with 32 points — and he didn’t even play after the 6:01 mark of the third period. So I would pick the Spurs to start building another winning streak.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I’m picking the Spurs to knock off the Memphis in relatively easy fashion and roll to a 108-97 victory.