San Antonio At Memphis NBA Game 4 Betting Lines & TV Info
When you enter the playoffs as one of the top seeds in your conference, the expectations placed upon you can prove to be stressful. The San Antonio Spurs are in that category, landing the #2 seed in the West, and there may be no-one who expect more from them that their coach, Gregg Popovich. The Spurs got the series off to a great start, winning both of their home games, but things went a little south in Game 3, which they eventually lost 105-94. Displeased with the effort, or lack thereof, that his starters were putting in, Popovich benched them all too start the second half. It wasn’t enough to get his team back into the game, but you can bet that the message will have been heard loud and clear by the players forced to sit. Game 4 is set for Saturday night, with the Grizzlies looking to once again use home court advantage to tie the series up. They will be up against a Spurs team that are sure to be ready to go after the events of Game 3. Find the updated NBA betting odds here.
San Antonio Spurs At Memphis Grizzlies NBA Game 4 Betting Lines & TV Info
When: Saturday, April 22 at 8 PM EST
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis
TV: ESPN, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FSSW, TSN1/4
Radio: WOAI 1200AM
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NBA Odds: San Antonio Spurs -3½ (-110)
Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs
This series is going exactly the way it went in the regular season, with the 4 games evenly split, and the home team winning each time. This is in stark contrast to the previous season, which saw the San Antonio Spurs sweep the regular season series. Despite their inability to pick up a win in Memphis this year, the Spurs are still being labeled as a 3.5-point favorite for this one. San Antonio have been a good bet away from home this year, going 22-17-2 ATS, which includes the first 3 games of the playoffs. If the Spurs can get back to the stifling defensive play that they delivered in the opening 2 games of this series, holding Memphis to just 82 points in each, they should be able to head home with a chance to close things out.
Why bet on the Memphis Grizzlies
Even if the Grizzlies can find a way to win this one and even the series up, they still need to find a way to get a win on the road in order to move on to the next round. You need to go all the way back to December 2014 to find the last time they were able to manage that, so it’s fair to suggest that they are still very much up against it in this series. The Grizzlies have gone 22-21-0 ATS as an underdog this season, and they have a similar record ATS as the home team this year, going 22-20-0. Not exactly staggering numbers, but with the spread for this one set low, they do have a shot at improving it.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Spurs will have been given a wake-up call after losing Game 3 and seeing their best players benched, so I expect a good response from them in this one.