Spurs vs Grizzlies Prediction: NBA Play-In Tournament Picks

May 19, 2021

Spurs vs Grizzlies is a Western Conference tilt between two average teams. However, this matchup brings a bit more juice, as the loser is going home for the year while the winner gets a single game to move on to the next round of the play-in tournament. 

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies has been played over 100 times, with the Spurs holding quite a significant historical edge over the Grizzlies. However, the edge evaporates in recent seasons as the split is quite even and the Grizzlies have been close to the Spurs. You will find the best NBA picks for Grizzlies vs Spurs below.

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Pick

The pick: Grizzlies -4

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Why bet the Grizzlies?

Memphis hot down the stretch. The Grizzlies won five of six and six of eight games to close out the season. This was despite intermittent absences of key players in that span. They also closed the regular season quite effectively at home, winning four straight. 

Spurs implosion. The Spurs have been one of the league's worst teams down the stretch of the regualr season. They have lost four straight and ten of their last twelve games overall. They have won just one of their last six road games. They got this play-in spot berth, but it certainly was not due to their play down the stretch. Instead, both the Pelicans and Kings were equally as bad, essentially gifting the spot in this game. 

Grizz recent success against Spurs. While the Spurs have a lopsided split their way all time, 2021 has belonged to Memphis in this series. In two matchups in this calendar year, the Grizzles are 2-0 in two lopsided wins. The point differentials in those games were 31 and 17 points. All signs point to more of the same for the Grizzlies. 

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General Info about Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs

Where do the San Antonio Spurs play their home games?

The San Antonio Spurs play their home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Where do the Memphis Grizzlies play their home games?

The Memphis Grizzlies play their home games at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Where can you watch Grizzlies vs Spurs?

You can tune into this game on ESPN Network.

Where can you bet on Spurs vs Grizzlies?

USsportsbonus.com recommends BetMGM Sportsbook to get the best odds and betting options on the Grizzlies vs Spurs matchup.

Spurs vs Grizzlies Predictions

Spurs vs Grizzlies has been played over a hundred times, with the Spurs having a massively significant edge on the historical split. The more recent years paint a different picture however, as the Grizzlies have become a more competitive team. The recent years Grizzlies vs Spurs matchups have been split quite evenly.

Check the Spurs vs Grizzlies predictions above for this game’s best betting pick.

Grizzlies vs Spurs Against the Spread Predictions

Grizzlies vs Spurs against the spread predictions refer to whether the Grizzlies or Spurs win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. For a hypothetical line, we will use the Spurs -4.5. This means a wager on the San Antonio Spurs would require them to win by more than four points to be considered a winner.

A wager on the Memphis Grizzlies, at +4.5, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by fewer than five points to be considered a winner.

Check above for the best Grizzlies vs Spurs against the spread predictions.

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Over / Under Betting

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Over/Under betting is a way of wagering on the contest without being required to pick the winner of the game. Instead, these wagers are against a set total of combined points in the game. For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 223.5 points. Over/Under wagers on this contest would be betting over or under 223.5 combined points for the two teams.

There are multiple factors that go into Over/Under wagering, including pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency. Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor.

Grizzlies vs Spurs Moneyline Predictions

Money Line wagering on NBA is a fun way to bet on one team or the other, while taking the point spread out of play.

Instead of laying or taking the points on the spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to simply win the game outright. If you are looking to wager on a game. But want to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering.

For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an against the spread wager. We will use our Spurs -4.5 hypothetical example from above. Instead of the standard -110 odds on an against the spread play, the Spurs can be bet on to simply win outright while laying odds. The Grizzlies can be bet on to win the game outright while getting odds.

In our hypothetical, we would expect to have to lay about -180 on the Spurs and expect to get about +150 on the Grizzlies.

With the Spurs having an edge on the all time series the history points to the Spurs side, but that is just one piece of the puzzle. The more recent matchups have been split, and while history points to the Spurs side. That is just one factor to be considered.

There are hours of research required for successful NBA predictions. We are here to provide that for you, with a conclusion summed up and bottom lined.

Check above for a synopsis and who to play in this Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs matchup.

Spurs vs Grizzlies Odds

The NBA has the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. Odds are often slow to be released and against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, sometimes rapidly throughout the day leading up to tipoff. The Spurs vs Grizzlies odds won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public, so just a handful of large wagers could move the line in one direction or the other.

Live Streaming Spurs vs Grizzlies

There are currently no sports books in the United States that offer streaming of NBA games. This will almost certainly change in the future, but for now we have the usual suspects of paid streaming services that might have the game you are looking. For live streaming Spurs vs Grizzlies you are limited to YouTubeTV, FuboTV and Hulu.

TJ Calkins
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.