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San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/23/2019 NBA Picks and Previews

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San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies 12-23-2019 NBA Picks and Previews

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/23/2019 – This has been a nightmare of a season for the San Antonio Spurs and they are on pace to miss the playoffs for the first time under Greg Popovich. They look to turn things around really soon as they travel to the FedEx Forum to battle with the Memphis Grizzlies this December 23, Thursday at 8 pm Eastern Time. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have been carried by rookie Ja Morant and they have split their last ten games to five wins and five losses. It is a tight match to call but NBA Games Today Odds select the home team to pick up the win. This match will be shown on TV by the Fox Sports Southeast Memphis while live stream is available for NBA League Pass subscribers.

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/23/2019

When: December 23, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Memphis
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/23/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
San Antonio Spurs -1 (-110) 226.5 o (-110) -110

Memphis Grizzlies
+1 (-110) 226.5 u (-110) -110
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San Antonio Spurs Betting

If there is one team that suffered more with the Kawhi Leonard departure, it is surely more felt by the San Antonio Spurs. With DeMar DeRozan being the player the coveted from the Raptors roster, he had provided with good offensive numbers but the team lacked the defensive swag. DeRozan averages 20.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists while center LaMarcus Aldrige is doing 18.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists. They are surrounded by mediocre players with Patty Mills and Brian Forbes being their 3rd and 4th options in defense. San Antonio fans miss the way the Spurs played the game and it isn’t likely to come out soon. Against the Grizzlies, it will be close but they need to contain Ja Morant but there is not many players that are capable of slowing him down.

Players to watch: D. DeRozan SG 28 GP 28 GS 33.9 MIN 20.7 PTS 0.6 OR 4.9 DR 5.4 REB 4.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 2.6 TO 3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 18.24 PER
L. Aldridge C 26 GP 26 GS 33.1 MIN 18.6 PTS 2.1 OR 5.2 DR 7.3 REB 2.4 AST 0.7 STL 1.8 BLK 1.5 TO 2.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 20.02 PER
P. Mills PG 28 GP 1 GS 23.7 MIN 11.9 PTS 0.2 OR 1.3 DR 1.5 REB 2.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 15.24 PER.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting

Morant has been the leader in the NBA Rookie of the Year honors with both Duke Blue Devil rookies Zion Williamson and RJ Barret sidelined with injuries. The Memphis Grizzlies system are now centered on him and he has not disappointed with 18.2 points, 6.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals per night. Jaren Jackson has been the team’s next leading scorer and Dillon Brooks is their distant third option. But Jonas Valanciunas is the team’s best big man and he is still questionable in this game against the Spurs. Without him, LaMarcus Aldrige will have his way through the defense of the Grizzlies and it will free up DeMar Derozan in the process.

Players to Watch: J. Morant PG 24 GP 24 GS 29.3 MIN 18.2 PTS 0.8 OR 2.4 DR 3.2 REB 6.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 3.3 TO 1.8 PF 2 AST/TO 18.56 PER
J. Jackson Jr. PF 29 GP 29 GS 27.4 MIN 17.4 PTS 1 OR 3.6 DR 4.6 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 1.3 BLK 1.9 TO 4.1 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.66 PER
D. Brooks SG 30 GP 30 GS 28 MIN 14.5 PTS 1 OR 2.6 DR 3.6 REB 2.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 3.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 12.32 PER.

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/23/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games.
San Antonio are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
San Antonio are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Memphis.
Spurs are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against Memphis.
San Antonio are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
San Antonio are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio’s last 8 games this season.
San Antonio are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis’ last 6 games.
Memphis are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis’ last 6 games against San Antonio.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis’ last 5 games at home.
Memphis are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against San Antonio.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games this season.
Memphis are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Grizzlies are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Memphis are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No Injuries

Memphis Grizzlies

Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely
Jonas Valanciunas C Foot is “?” Monday vs San Antonio

Head-to-Head
San Antonio Spurs Memphis Grizzlies
47-40 Against the Spread 39-42
47-42 Straight Up 36-45
110 Points per Game 103
109 Points Allowed per Game 106
46.11 Offensive FG% 45.87
78.2 Offensive FT% 77.12
35.06 Offensive 3PT% 35.33
46.27 Defensive FG% 46.16
78.41 Defensive FT% 79.5
35.81 Defensive 3PT% 37.49

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks

The Grizzlies fate is dependent right now if Jonas Valanciunas will play in this game. If he does, the game will be tight to call with the Spurs earning a slight advantage on them according to Online Sports Betting. It is safe to put your bet on the Spurs and they will increase their chances if the Grizzlies center prefers to sit down the game.

Moneyline: Both the Spurs and the Grizzlies have the ML of -110 on their victories.

ATS: It is only one point that separates both teams across the spread with then Spurs having the -1 while the Grizzlies are on the other side at +1.

TOTALs: The totals of this game are at 226.5 with the Grizzlies expected to be the team over while the Spurs are over.

Score Prediction: 115 – 110 Spurs