Grizzlies vs Spurs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 17, 2023

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The Memphis Grizzlies (41-27) take on the San Antonio Spurs (18-51) as 8.5-point favorites on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BSSW. The point total for the game is 234.5.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Spurs

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -370 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +293 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSW
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Arena: AT&T Center

Grizzlies vs. Spurs Betting Trends

The Grizzlies have 32 wins against the spread in 68 games this year. Memphis has been chosen as the favorite in 52 games this year and has walked away with the win 39 times (75%) in those games. Grizzlies games this year have eclipsed the over/under 29 times in 69 opportunities (42%).

The Spurs have played 69 games, with 28 wins against the spread. San Antonio has won 24.2% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (16-50). Spurs games this season have gone over the total in 39 of 69 opportunities (56.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Desmond Bane 46 21.1 5 4.3 0.9 0.4 2.9
Jaren Jackson Jr. 51 17 6.6 0.8 1.1 3.1 1.5
Dillon Brooks 62 14.2 3.3 2.5 0.9 0.2 1.9
Tyus Jones 68 10.2 2.3 4.7 1 0.1 1.5
Santi Aldama 65 9.3 4.6 1.3 0.6 0.7 1.3

Spurs

Spurs Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Keldon Johnson 58 21.7 4.9 2.9 0.7 0.2 2.1
Devin Vassell 34 18.4 3.9 3.5 1.1 0.4 2.6
Tre Jones 56 12.6 3.5 6.2 1.3 0.1 0.6
Jeremy Sochan 54 11.1 5.3 2.6 0.8 0.4 0.6
Zach Collins 56 10.8 6.2 2.8 0.5 0.7 0.8
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Grizzlies vs. Spurs Injury Report

Spurs: Devonte’ Graham: Out (Quadricep), Doug McDermott: Out (Hip), Khem Birch: Out (Knee), Keita Bates-Diop: Probable (Achilles), Romeo Langford: Out (Adductor), Isaiah Roby: Out (Ankle), Charles Bassey: Out (Patella), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis has been carried by its defense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by allowing only 111.9 points per game. It ranks 11th in the league in points scored (115.7 per contest). The Grizzlies put up 118.6 points per game at home, compared to 112.9 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.7 points per contest. The Grizzlies have been racking up 114.1 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 115.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Memphis is draining 11.5 threes per game (19th-ranked in league). It owns a 34.4% shooting percentage (25th-ranked) from downtown. In terms of shot breakdown, the Grizzlies have taken 63.6% two-pointers (accounting for 73.3% of the team’s buckets) and 36.4% three-pointers (26.7%).

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What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs

In 2022-23, San Antonio is 24th in the NBA on offense (112.5 points scored per game) and worst on defense (122.1 points conceded). At home the Spurs are putting up 113.8 points per game, 2.7 more than they are averaging on the road (111.1). The Spurs are putting up 112.8 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 0.3 more than their average for the season (112.5).

San Antonio is 23rd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and 24th in 3-point percentage (34.5%). The Spurs attempt 66% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.9% of the Spurs’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.1% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Grizzlies, and we predict that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Grizzlies -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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