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Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs: Prediction and Betting Tips

00:30, May 20 2021
Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs prediction for Thursday’s NBA play-in clash at FedExForum in Memphis. The Grizzlies who finished ninth in the regular season will host The Spurs in a one-off match where the winner will play the winner of the Lakers vs Warriors match. Read on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies were on a five-match winning streak before losing to the Golden State Warriors in the last match of the regular season. With that loss, the Grizzlies missed the chance to finish in the eighth position in the western conference and now have to win two straight games to make it to the playoffs. 

The Grizzlies have to rely on their defense to make it to the post-season as they are the fourth-best defensive team in the NBA. The Memphis outfit are 15th in the league in terms of shooting percentage with 46.7% and 35.6% from the three-point range. They are the second in the league in terms of offensive rebounds and that could be a key aspect in this game.

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs are the more experienced team in this matchup. Leading to this game they lost their final four matches and had won just two games in their last ten. Spurs rested most of their starting players to prepare them for this match, Demar DeRozan though was in great form as he scored 23 points in 25 minutes.

San Antonio need to improve their offensive performance coming to this match. The Spurs are the 20th in the NBA in terms of field goal percentage with 46.2% and are 24th shooting from the arc with 35%. The positive for Spurs is in the turnovers area as they are second in the NBA with the least turnovers of 11.4 per game during the season.

Key Stats

  • Memphis Grizzlies have an average of 113 points per game
  • San Antonio Spurs have an average of 111 points per game
  • Over 218 total points were scored in the Grizzlies last ten matches
  • Over 216 total points were scored in the spurs last ten matches

Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

In the last two matches between these two, the Grizzlies won by 31 and 27 points. The Grizzlies are better defensively and look hungrier for a win especially that they are playing on their home court. This game is an elimination one-off game so we think it will be a closer match.

Even though Spurs are one of the better sides playing on the road, they will have a hard time in this match against NBA’s fourth-best defensive team. DeRozan has to be at his best like he was in his last game.

Gregg Popovich will play with the tactic of allowing Jo Morant space to take his shots. It is a tactic he uses often to close the opponent’s inside game and sometimes it pays off. 

For our Moneyline prediction, we will pick the Grizzlies for the win. As for our second prediction, we will back under 222 points

Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Tips

Moneyline Grizzlies to win 1.91 or 10/11 at William Hill

Total Match Points Under 222 1.91 or 10/11 at William Hill

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