It will be a battle between Southwest Division opponents when the Memphis Grizzlies (16-22) welcome the San Antonio Spurs (16-20) to FedExForum. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020, and will air on Fox Sports – Southeast.
San Antonio opened as a 1-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 234 points.
San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Betting Prediction
The Spurs come in on a high note after topping the Boston Celtics in their last contest, 129-114, as 2-point underdogs. The game’s combined points (243) came in well over the O/U total of 220. The Spurs held the Celtics to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.3 (below their season average of 24.3) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.603 (above their season average of 0.528). With 31 points on 10-for-17 shooting, DeMar DeRozan was the top scorer from either team.
The last time the Grizzlies were in action, they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 119-112, covering as 4.5-point favorites. The game’s combined points (231) were just over the projected point total of 228. The Grizzlies forced 18 turnovers, while the Timberwolves had a free throw rate of 0.189 (below the 0.226 mark opponents have averaged against Memphis this season). With 21 points and seven rebounds, Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. put together a good outing.
The two teams have split their two matchups this season. The Spurs won the most recent matchup 145-115, covering as 1-point favorites. The game finished with a total of 260 points, which was 31 points above the projected point total of 229 points. The Spurs had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.758 vs. 0.547) and had a better free throw rate (0.112 vs. 0.104). In the victory, LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 40 points.
San Antonio comes into the game with records of 16-20 straight up (SU) and 13-21-2 against the spread (ATS). Games involving the Spurs have typically gone over the O/U total (61.1 percent).
Meanwhile, Memphis owns records of 16-22 SU and 19-18-1 ATS. Similarly to San Antonio, Grizzlies games also have typically finished over the total (55.3 percent).
Memphis figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Grizzlies currently rank ninth in effective field goal percentage (0.533), while San Antonio ranks 19th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.530).
San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Betting Pick
Free Prediction: ATS Winner – Spurs, O/U – Over
On the road, San Antonio is 7-7-2 ATS with 10 overs, 5 unders and 1 push.
Memphis is 10-10 ATS at home with 13 overs and 7 unders.
When holding opponents below 100 points, Memphis and San Antonio are both 1-0.
In games where they reach the century mark, the Spurs are 16-16 and the Grizzlies are 16-17.
Memphis ranks first in points in the paint per game (54.6) while San Antonio ranks 25th (44.4).
The Spurs rank fifth in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.9) while the Grizzlies rank 28th (19.4).
Memphis ranks second in assists per game (27.5) while San Antonio ranks 24th in assists allowed per game (25.1).
The Grizzlies rank fifth in fast break points per game (16.3) while the Spurs rank 21st in fast break points allowed per game (14.3).
Memphis ranks 17th in three pointers attempted per game (32.6) while San Antonio ranks last (27.4).
The Spurs rank seventh in blocks per game (5.7) while the Grizzlies rank 19th in blocks allowed per game (5.4).
Memphis ranks 18th in second chance points per game (12.9) while San Antonio ranks 26th (11.8).
The Spurs average 46.8 rebounds per game, which ranks sixth in the league. The Grizzlies rank 11th in rebounds allowed per game (44.9).
Over its last five outings, San Antonio is 3-2 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under.
Memphis is 4-1 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under over its last five games.
The Spurs have outscored opponents by an average of 5.2 points in their last five games. On the season, San Antonio has been defeated by an average of 0.8 points.
During their last five games, the Grizzlies have scored an average of 124.0 points per game (11.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 114.4 points per game (1.9 below their season average).