NBA Betting – Game 6 – Spurs at Grizzlies on ESPN

May 30, 2011 NBA Basketball

The Memphis Grizzlies will try again to win their series against the San Antonio Spurs as they are favored in NBA betting on Friday.

The Grizzlies had the Spurs down and out but let them off the mat on Wednesday and San Antonio won in overtime 110-103 to pull within 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Make your NBA bet at the Sbg sportsbook.

Grizzlies -3, total 190
Memphis is favored by three points on Friday and this line is a little bit surprising. The Spurs got a huge momentum lift with the win on Wednesday and it might just turn the series around.  Memphis had their chance to end the series and probably should have and sometimes teams have a tough time recovering from a blown opportunity. It will be interesting to see if gamblers making an NBA bet will take the three points with San Antonio on Friday.

Neal Saves the Spurs
The Spurs would already be done for the season if not for rookie Gary Neal. He hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie Game 5 on Wednesday night and send it to overtime. The Spurs went on to win in overtime and now if they can get a win on Friday night there would be a Game 7 back in San Antonio. Neal was a very good 3-point shooter in the regular season at 41.9 percent and led all rookies. He was 12th best in the league among all players.  Neal made the big shot but a lot of credit also has to go to Manu Ginobili who made a tough shot to get the Spurs within one with two seconds left.  Ginobili had 33 points and when he scores 30 or more the Spurs are 8-0 in the playoffs.

Game 6 Notes
The Spurs are 0-4 in NBA betting in the last 4 meetings in Memphis. The Spurs are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 playoff games as an underdog. The Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Grizzlies are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite. The Grizzlies are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games. The Over is 5-1 in the Spurs last 6 games as a road underdog. The Over is 23-9 in the Spurs last 32 overall. The Under is 5-1 in the Grizzlies last 6 games as a home favorite. The Under is 8-3 in the Grizzlies last 11 home games. The Under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between the two teams in Memphis.