Grizzlies to Oust the Spurs NBA Betting

Friday, November 22, 2013 3:26 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 3:26 PM UTC

Dave Joerger’s club now returns home for Friday’s NBA betting, hosting the San Antonio Spurs. Let's Look at the betting lines.

The Memphis Grizzlies swept their four-game road trip over the past week, collecting at 3-0-1 ATS against Western Conference foes.

Grizzlies, Randolph cash in O.T.

Memphis’ latest triumph came in Wednesday’s 88-81 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors, prevailing as a five-point underdog. The Grizzlies erased an early 12-point deficit, while escaping the duel with just six turnovers.

Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph notched team-highs of 21 points and 12 boards, picking up a fifth straight double-double. Memphis’ Marc Gasol logged four of his side’s six blocks, while hitting 6-of-6 free throws en route to 18 points.

The battle’s combined 169 points plunged UNDER the ‘total’ of 189, with Memphis held to a 38.6 percent night of field shooting. Grizzlies mates Tayshaun Prince and Kosta Koufos logged two steals each, while guard Mike Conley came away with four assists.

Spurs, Splitter hold off Celtics

San Antonio reeled off an eighth straight victory on the same card, topping the Boston Celtics, 104-93. The Spurs saw six members of their roster reach double figures, while falling short of cashing as a 14 ½-point home favorite.

Spurs center Tiago Splitter logged his season’s first double-double, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Brazil native knocked down 4-of-4 shots from the floor, while uniting with mate Tim Duncan for three assists each.

San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard logged five of his squad’s 12 steals, while he and his mates outscored Boston in the paint, 48-36. OVER backers collected with the fourth quarter’s 47 points lifting the duel above its ‘total’ of 192 ½.

Back the Grizzlies at home

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Bet365 opened San Antonio as a one-point road favorite, while first setting the ‘total’ at 185 ½. Early wagers on the Spurs and OVER saw the numbers rise a ‘hook’ to 1 ½ and 186.

I am adding Memphis to Friday’s NBA picks, backing Randolph and Co. as a home dog.

The Grizzlies should open up some shooting with a return to FedExForum, picking up octane from its recent road stretch. Memphis has connected at 48.8 percent from its floor, while cashing at 10-4 ATS in the team’s last 14 spots that followed a victory.

San Antonio takes a step up in class here compared to its last four road victories, unlikely to top the span’s 105.5 PPG. The Spurs have logged a 0-4 spread record in their last four matchups against clubs with winning records, while going 1-5 ATS in its last six affairs with Western Conference rivals.

Memphis is also out for revenge here after last month’s 101-94 defeat to the Spurs, trailing the duel by as many as 21 points. The Grizzlies gave up 52.6 percent field shooting, with Gregg Popovich’s club shooting 11-for-20 from three-point land.

Look for a tighter affair here on the Grizzlies’ floor, with Randolph and Co. coming out on top this time.

Free Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +1 ½ at Bet365

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