Great Defense Versus High Octane Offense: Grizzlies Meet Spurs

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The Memphis Grizzlies will be on the road this Wednesday evening, January 16, as they travel to the big state of Texas for an NBA betting matchup against the San Antonio Spurs that is set to take place at the AT&T Center, with tip off scheduled for 5:35 PM EST. The Oddsmakers are giving the advantage to the home team in this contest, as they have listed the Spurs as -5 point favorites, while posting an over/under total at 187 points. Memphis enters play tonight having lost two games in a row, but are still in good shape with 24 wins on the year compared to just 12 losses. They are also decent against the spread, with a 10-7 ATS road record and 5-3 as an underdog. Memphis’ defense allows 90.0 points per game, which is ranked second best in the NBA this season. San Antonio is one of the best teams in the Western Conference, with 29 wins and only 11 losses so far this season. They are also very good against the spread, including a record of 11-6-1 at home and 22-13-1 as a favorite. The Spurs own the 3rd best offense in the NBA, averaging 104.8 points per game. Betting Trends Memphis is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played on the road and 26-10-2 in their last 38 games played on a Wednesday. Memphis has stayed under the posted total in 9 of their last 13 games versus Western Conference opponents. San Antonio is only 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games versus Western Conference opponents. They have stayed under the posted total in five of their last six games overall. Prediction While the Grizzlies feature a great defense, the Spurs offense will be too much to handle through four quarters. The Spurs will win this game on their home floor and also cover the point spread. Spurs -5 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.