San Antonio at Memphis Spread Pick 2/28/22

by | Feb 28, 2022 | nba

San Antonio Spurs (24-37 SU, 32-28-1 ATS) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (42-20 SU, 41-21-0 ATS)

When: Monday February 28 2022, 08:00 PM (ET)

Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennesee

TV: BSSW-SA

Point Spread: SAS +8.5/MEM -8.5(Opened MEM -8.5 at Everygame - Check out their 200% bonus!)

Total: 234.5 (Opened at 234.5)

Money Line: San Antonio Spurs 310/Memphis Grizzlies -415

Power Rating: MEM -9

Probable Starting Lineups

San Antonio Spurs PG Dejounte Murray Off Inj, SG Devin Vassell, SF Keldon Johnson Off Inj, PF Doug McDermott Q, C Jakob Poeltl Off Inj

Memphis Grizzlies PG Ja Morant, SG Ziaire Williams, SF Desmond Bane, PF Jaren Jackson Jr., C Steven Adams

Key Injuries

Spurs
Keldon Johnson: back (QUESTIONABLE) Romeo Langford: groin (QUESTIONABLE) Doug McDermott: knee (QUESTIONABLE) Dejounte Murray: knee (QUESTIONABLE) Jakob Poeltl: back (QUESTIONABLE)

Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks: ankle (OUT) Brandon Clarke: eye (QUESTIONABLE) John Konchar: ankle (QUESTIONABLE) Yves Pons: thigh (OUT)

The Memphis Grizzlies host the San Antonio Spurs in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 08:00 PM ET at the FedEx Forum.

Recent Form

The San Antonio Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 24-37, placing them 12nd in the Western Conference. Throughout the season, San Antonio has struggled in their 32 road contests, sitting at 13-19. Over their last five games, the Spurs have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, San Antonio is averaging 127.0 points per game, 14.0 points more than their season average of 112.8. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. Even though San Antonio has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 125.0 points per game, up from the Spurs’ usual rate of 112.7. In the San Antonio Spurs’ most recent game, the team fell to Chicago by a score of 133-129.

The Memphis Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 42-20, placing them 3rd in the Western Conference. So far, Memphis is above .500 at home, holding a record of 20-10. The Grizzlies have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Memphis is averaging 119.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 113.8. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 112.0 points per contest. Even though the Grizzlies have been adding to the win column, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 116.0 points per game, up from Memphis’s usual rate of 109.1. In the Memphis Grizzlies’ most recent game, Memphis took down Chicago by a score of 116-110.

Individual Player Analysis

As San Antonio travels to take on the Memphis Grizzlies, the Spurs’ leading scorer is Dejounte Murray. Through 54 games, Murray is averaging 20 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 48.0% of his games. So far, the Grizzlies are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.02% of their games, placing them 19th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring, averaging 27 points across his 48 games. Throughout the season, Morant has outscored his season average in 50.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Morant will need to do so against a Spurs defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 32.61%. This figure is good for a rank of 1st in the league.

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Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Memphis Grizzlies are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 19 of Memphis’s 61 games, leading to a winning percentage of 74%. So far, the San Antonio Spurs have played 8 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 8 times, by an average margin of -6.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Memphis picked up a 118-110.

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How the Public is Betting the Spurs vs Grizzlies

67% are betting the Grizzlies against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 236.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Spurs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Spurs are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this matchup, the Memphis Grizzlies are looking to continue their push in the Western Conference. With Golden State dropping their last game to Dallas, the Grizzlies have an opportunity to move within half a game of the two seed. Throughout the year, Memphis has played its best when attacking the paint. So far, they are the top-rated team in paint scoring, averaging 57 points per game. On the other side, the Spurs have struggled with their interior defense, ranked 28th in point paints allowed. Look for the Grizzlies to pick up another win vs San Antionio as they cover the spread. Bet your NBA picks for FREE this week by taking advantage of one of many 100% sportsbook bonuses we’ve arranged for our readers at LEGIT online sportsbooks!

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