NBA betting should be very competitive on Saturday night as the Memphis Grizzlies host the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs are likely to be a small favorite in basketball betting since they have won eight of the last ten against the Grizzlies. Here is a look at this Saturday matchup between San Antonio and Memphis.
NBA betting has this game being the third game of a four-game road trip for the Spurs. It is a back-to-back NBA betting situation for both teams on Saturday. The Spurs were at Charlotte last night while the Grizzlies hosted the Timberwolves.
San Antonio and Memphis met four times a year ago and the Spurs won all four games. They were also 3-1 against the NBA betting line. The Spurs won 91-80 and 94-81 in the two games at Memphis, both of which went under the NBA betting total.
The Spurs have not been quite as good on the road in NBA betting as they are at home. San Antonio has been playing very well lately though and their NBA betting stats are starting to show that improved play. The Spurs are one of just a few teams in the league that rank in the Top 10 on both offense and defense. San Antonio has a nice quartet of players who can impact basketball betting. Tim Duncan leads the team in scoring but on any given night it might be Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili or Richard Jefferson who leads them in basketball betting.
Memphis is right in the mix in the Southwest Division this NBA betting season. No longer can teams look at the Grizzlies and think it is an automatic win. Memphis is above .500 and they have some great young talent that can impact NBA betting results. The Grizzlies have been very solid at home in NBA betting this season. Their offense is in the Top 10 in the league and although their defense is weak, Memphis has been very competitive and above .500 in NBA betting.
The starting five for Memphis is strong with Zach Randolph, Rudy Gay, O.J. Mayo, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. Where Memphis needs to improve is on the bench as rarely do they get much production from the other players. The Grizzlies are a fun team to watch though and they are now a serious threat in basketball betting on a nightly basis.