MAR 22 - Memphis At San Antonio Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info

Memphis At San Antonio NBA Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info

Written by on March 22, 2017

They say that familiarity breeds contempt, which is why division rivalries tend to be among the best in any professional sports league. Divisional games are always fun to watch, and we have a good one brewing on Thursday night, when the Memphis Grizzlies head into San Antonio to face the Spurs. It is the home team who appear to have the Southwest Division all but locked up, and they have also already punched their playoff ticket, which doesn’t really come as a surprise to anyone.

What makes this one a little more intriguing than usual is that it could very well be a preview of the first-round playoff game. If the season were to end today, it would indeed be these two that went head to head in the opening round. Given how things have gone between these two teams over the past couple of seasons, the outcome of such a meeting might not be as clear cut as you might imagine. This has all the makings of a very entertaining Thursday night tilt. Find the latest NBA betting lines here.

In Depth Analysis On Memphis At San Antonio NBA Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info

When: Thursday, March 23 at 8:30 PM ESTWhere: AT&T Center, San AntonioRadio: WMFS and WOAILive Stream: Watch NBANBA Odds: TBA

Why bet on the Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies (40-31) are almost certainly going to be in the playoffs this season, and a win here might very well just cement that. They currently occupy the #7 seed, and have a rather formidable lead over the Nuggets in the #8 spot. If truth be told, they would like to move up a spot or two in order to avoid a first round clash with the Spurs, or would they? After being swept by San Antonio in their 4 meetings last season, the Grizzlies have turned the tables, winning their first two games against the Spurs this season. While that is indeed an impressive feat it should be noted that both of those wins came on home court.

Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs

It looked for a moment as though the San Antonio Spurs (54-16) might be able to spring the minor upset in the Western Conference, as they were somehow able to overhaul the Golden State Warriors to take top spot, but that lead lasted just a couple of days before regular service was restored. That aside, the Spurs have been consistently brilliant again this season, and you have to give them props for being perhaps the most consistently good team in the NBA for the past decade. The Spurs are a rather staggering 26-7 at home this season, and they have won their last 3 meetings with the Grizzlies when playing on home court. They may be 0-2 against their division rivals this season, but do you really see them being swept?

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

While it has been a magnificent achievement by the Grizzlies to take two games off the Spurs this season, you have to believe that they are up against it on the road. I like the Spurs to come away with the win here.

Memphis Grizzlies 98 San Antonio Spurs 104