There will be no love lost tonight as the Grizzlies (23-34, 14-14 home) host the Spurs (32-26, 10-19 away) at 8:00 p.m. EST at FedExForum.
These two teams have met three times in 2018-19, with the Spurs winning once. The last time they faced off on January 10th, 2019, Memphis won 96-86 behind 26 points from Marc Gasol.
The Spurs began the day as 4.0-point favorites for this contest, with an over/under total of 209. Visit one of our most trusted sportsbooks to make a wager today. San Antonio is 31-26-1 against the spread this season and 36-22-0 over/under. Memphis, meanwhile, is 25-32-0 ATS and 21-36-0 over/under.
San Antonio enters the game ranked 22nd in the league in defensive rating. They’re giving up 111.4 points per game and are holding opposing teams to 45.0% from the field and 36.0% from beyond the arc. Offensively, they’re averaging 112.4 points and are 22nd in rebounds and 13th in assists.
On the flip side, Memphis ranks 29th in offensive rating. The Grizzlies are averaging 100.3 points per game on 42.0% shooting and are 29th in rebounds and 20th in assists. Defensively, they’re giving up 103.4 points per game and are 24th in field goals allowed and 19th in three-pointers allowed.
Both squads have been active lately. The Grizzlies are coming off of a 90-99 win vs the Pelicans in New Orleans in which they were 8 for 29 from deep were out-rebounded 61-55.
The Spurs, meanwhile, are fresh off a 105-125 loss against the Jazz in Utah in which they dished out 24 assists and had seven steals. DeMar DeRozan torched the Jazz for 23 points.
All told, the Spurs have won five of their previous ten games and are seventh in the Western Conference, while the Grizzlies have lost six of their previous ten and are 14th in the Western Conference.