San Antonio At Memphis NBA Game 3 Expert Picks
If you were to ask every NBA fan which team they would most like to avoid in the playoffs, you can almost guarantee that everyone would be able to answer immediately. There are some teams that just prove to be a bit of a problem child for even the best teams in the league, and in the case of the San Antonio Spurs, that team is their opening round opponent this year, the Memphis Grizzlies. These two teams split the season, series, with the Spurs needing OT to ensure that they did not lose that series 3-1. There were sure to be a lot of San Antonio fans who were a little concerned with getting the Grizzlies in the first round, but they will have relaxed a little after their team very easily dealt with Memphis in the opening two games of the series. Before we start talking sweep, it is worth remembering that the Grizzlies won both of their home encounters versus San Antonio during the regular season, so let’s not count them out just yet. Find the updated NBA betting predictions here.
In Depth Analysis On The Spurs At Grizzlies NBA Game 3 Expert Picks
When: Friday, April 14 at 9:30 PM EST
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis
TV: TNT, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FSSW, NBATV CANADA
Radio: WOAI 1200AM
Live Stream: Watch NBA
NBA Odds: San Antonio Spurs -3 (½-110)
Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs
If there were any doubts about the ability of this team to get the job done versus the Grizzlies, they may all have been washed away after the opening two games of the series. A 29-point margin of victory in Game 1 was followed up by a 14-point win in the second game. In both meetings, the San Antonio Spurs held the Grizzlies to just 82 points, which is all the more impressive when you see that Memphis averaged 100 PPG during the regular season. It has been the underdogs who have been covering during the early stages of the opening round, so the fact that the Spurs went 2-0 ATS in their first 2 games may well be a sign that this is a team to watch out for as the postseason progresses.
Why bet on the Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies are going to need to find a way to bounce back after being blown out and going down 2-0 to start this series. Going home should certainly help their cause, as they went 24-17 there during the regular season, which included a pair of wins against the San Antonio Spurs. The big question that needs to be asked, though, is whether this team will be able to generate enough offense against a Spurs team that has kept them very much at arm’s length through the opening two games of the series. The Grizzlies are essentially a coin flip against the spread on home court, as they went 21-20 there during the regular season.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
As impressive as it was that the Grizzlies were able to beat San Antonio twice at home this season, those stats go out the window in the playoffs. The Spurs appear to have stepped up their game, and the brooms could be coming out after this one.
San Antonio Spurs 103 Memphis Grizzlies 97