Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs: NBA Play-In Tournament Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 19, 2021

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The Memphis Grizzlies (38-34) are favored by 4 points to knock off the San Antonio Spurs (33-39) in the Play-In Round of the NBA Playoffs on Wednesday. The game tips off at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has a point total of 222.5.

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Grizzlies vs Spurs Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Grizzlies-4-110-110222.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Memphis' matchups this season, the Grizzlies and their opponents have exceeded Wednesday's total of 222.5 points 42 times (58.3% of opportunities).
  • 38 San Antonio games this year (52.8% of its matchups) finished with a final total greater than Wednesday's point total of 222.5 points.
  • The Grizzlies average 113.3 points per game against the Spurs' 111.1, amounting to 1.9 points over the contest's point total of 222.5.
  • This game's over/under is 2.6 fewer points than the 225.1 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • The Grizzlies have seen a 225.6 average over/under in their games this season, 3.1 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 1.4 points separates the average total points bet in Spurs' games (223.9 points) and this contest's over/under (222.5 points).

Grizzlies Betting Data

  • Memphis beat the spread more often than not this season, going 41-28 against the spread.
  • When they play as at least 4-point favorites, the Grizzlies have a winning ATS record of 13-9.
  • Memphis and its opponents have hit the over in 52.2% of games (36 out of 69 matchups).

Grizzlies Key Players

  • Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in points and assists. He puts up 19.1 points per game while also adding 7.4 assists.
  • Jonas Valanciunas paces Memphis with 12.5 rebounds per game.
  • Grayson Allen hits 2.1 threes per game to lead the Grizzlies.
  • Memphis' steals leader is De'Anthony Melton, who grabs 1.2 per game. Brandon Clarke leads the team averaging 0.9 blocks an outing.

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Grizzlies Last 10 Games

Grizzlies Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalGrizzlies MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Warriors113-101 GSNoAway+11.5207.51400-5000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/14/2021Kings107-106 MEMNoHome+6.5219.5275-350Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/13/2021Kings116-110 MEMYesHome-1.5233.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Mavericks133-104 MEMNoHome+6.5241.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/10/2021Pelicans115-110 MEMYesHome-11.5240.5-1100700Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-44-64-6-0225113.2111.8+4.438.6%

Grizzlies Injuries

Grizzlies:Sean McDermott: Out (Foot),Grayson Allen: Day To Day (Abdonminal)

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Spurs Betting Data

  • San Antonio's record against the spread is 35-35.
  • When they are at least 4-point underdogs, the Spurs have gone 8-8 against the spread.
  • San Antonio has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 52.9% of matchups this season (37 out of 70 chances).

Spurs Key Players

  • The Spurs' DeMar DeRozan puts up enough points (21.6 per game) and assists (6.9 per game) to top the team's leaderboards.
  • Jakob Poeltl grabs 7.9 rebounds per game (he also scores 8.6 points per game and adds 1.9 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the San Antonio rebounding leaderboard.
  • Patty Mills is consistent from deep and leads the Spurs with 2.4 made threes per game.
  • San Antonio's leader in steals is Dejounte Murray with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Poeltl with 1.8 per game.

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Spurs Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSpurs MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Suns123-121 PHONoHome+2.5227.5140-165Regular SeasonYesOver
5/15/2021Suns140-103 PHONoHome+26.5229.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/13/2021Knicks102-98 NYNoAway+3.5200.5155-190Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/12/2021Nets128-116 BKNNoAway+11.5235.5675-1100Regular SeasonNoOver
5/10/2021Bucks146-125 SAYesHome-15.5264.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
2-84-66-4-0229.8110.3119.5-438.3%

Spurs Injuries

Spurs:Derrick White: Out For Season (Ankle),Trey Lyles: Day To Day (Ankle),Luka Samanic: Out (Hand)

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