Check out our free Spurs vs Grizzlies pick and preview for this NBA game in Memphis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Spurs vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies
  • Where: Memphis at FedExForum
  • Date: Monday, January 9th
  • Betting Odds MEM -11, SA +441 | MEM -621 O/U OFF

The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 13-27. So far, the team has gone 19-21-0 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, San Antonio has an overall record of 1-2, including going 3-0 against the spread.

The Spurs will be looking to bounce back from a 121-116 loss to the Celtics. In terms of betting, San Antonio entered as 15 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. San Antonio got off to a slow start, trailing by 11 points going into halftime. In the loss, Josh Richardson led the team in scoring with 18 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.

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So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 26-13, while going 20-17-2 vs the spread. Memphis comes into the game having rattled off 6 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 12.5 points per game

Memphis is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Jazz. Going into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread. Their 123-118 victory was not enough to cover. Memphis benefited from holding a substantial first half lead, as the Jazz actually outscored the Grizzlies in the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Desmond Bane, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 44.4% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Spurs averaged 107.75 points per game vs the Grizzlies. Just like the Spurs, the Grizzlies maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 116.5 points per game vs San Antonio. The Grizzlies have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 8 points per game. Over the course of these games, they averaged 228 points per game, leading a 1-4 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 40 games, San Antonio is averaging 112.0 points per game (22nd). When looking at the Spurs pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 100.6. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 7th in the league in made field goals per game.

Currently, the Spurs defense is ranked 23rd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.04 points per game vs the unit.

In their upcoming game against the Grizzlies, the Spurs may be without two of their top scorers. Devin Vassell is already listed as out, while Keldon Johnson is questionable. Smart bettors will be paying close attention to the injury report for this game. If he is able to play, Keldon Johnson will likely be more aggressive on offense. He has accounted for 19.3% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 31st in the league in usage rate, averaging 21.2 points per game.

Memphis will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 116.2 points per game (9th). Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 made 3’s per game. If the Memphis offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 13.6 turnovers per game.

Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).

Memphis will be relying on Dillon Brooks to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the San Antonio. Ja Morant has been ruled out. So far this season, Morant has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 27.2 points per game. Brooks is 2nd on the team with 17.0 points per game, which places him 74.0th in the NBA. In 36 games, he has hit 40.7% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 3.4 rebounds per game.

Spurs vs Grizzlies Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -11
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF

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