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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs

January 2, 2024


The San Antonio Spurs look to snap a brief two-game slide when they take on the all of a sudden reeling Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday night inside the FedExForum in Memphis, TN. They tip it off at 8:00 pm.



Bookmaker has installed the Grizzlies as a heavy -12 point favorite in Tuesday's clash. 



Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Grizzlies (10-22) have dropped three straight since a brief four-game winning streak. They looked like a team that was hitting on all cylinders but that is not the case at this moment. On offense they have been getting quality production and scoring from star Ja Morant who is netting 26 points per game since he returned from his suspension.



Memphis has a solid team and they have not been able to put it all together just yet, but with the addition of Morant back in the lineup they should be able to make a deep run into the playoffs when the time comes. 



They connect on 51% from the floor, including 33% from beyond the arc too. They have some streaky shooters on the team but they have been able to score a ton of points since Morant has come back into the lineup. Look for Desmond Bane to have a big night too as he is averaging 26 in his career against the Spurs. He is averaging 24 overall this season. 

 

San Antonio Spurs Betting Preview

The San Antonio Spurs (5-27) are a bad team and they are in the process of rebuilding and they clearly understand that it will take time before they are a competitive team again. They have the face of the franchise on the floor and when he is engaged it shows as Victor Wembanyama who is averaging close to 18 points a game to go along with ten rebounds per contest. 



He is only 19-year-old but at times he plays like a seasoned pro and has clearly established himself as one of the bright stars of the league. The one major issue with the Spurs is because they are in a rebuilding stage they are not expected to win many games this season and they have only posted five wins in 32 games this season. 



They have one of the worst records in the entire league and it looks like they will be without the services of Keldon Johnson, who is scoring close to 17 points a game but it appears like he is going to miss Tuesday's game due to an issue with his back.



Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick 

The Grizzlies are 2-3 in their last five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the number. They are also 9-9 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in three out of their last five games and the totals have gone over in four out of their last 14 games at home. The Spurs are 1-4 in their last five games and 1-4 in their last five games against the number. The Spurs are also 6-10 in their road games against the number.



Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -12