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San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies

Game Date: Monday, May 27, 2013 | Game Time: 9:00 PM | Home Line: -2.5 | Total: 182.0

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San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies Series Betting Trends

The San Antonio Spurs travel to Memphis to play the Grizzlies at 9:00 PM on Monday, May 27, 2013. Memphis is the favorite in this matchup, laying -2.5 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 182.0.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NBA sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Spurs/Grizzlies Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 6, 2014 Memphis 92San Antonio112-7.0190.5
January 7, 2014 San Antonio 110Memphis1085.5196.5
November 22, 2013 San Antonio 102Memphis861.0185.5
October 30, 2013 Memphis 94San Antonio101-5.5187.0
May 27, 2013 San Antonio 93Memphis86
May 27, 2013 San Antonio 93Memphis86-2.5182.0
May 25, 2013 San Antonio 104Memphis93-5.5177.5
May 21, 2013 Memphis 89San Antonio93-5.5180.5
May 19, 2013 Memphis 83San Antonio105-5.0182.5
April 1, 2013 San Antonio 90Memphis92-6.5188.5

When looking at the last 74 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 46 games compared to 28 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the San Antonio/Memphis series is 94.9 ppg while the vistor has put up 91.9 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 74 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 3 ppg. That represents a value number of 0.5 when meassured against the offered line of -2.5, suggesting a wager on Memphis makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 74 games between the Spurs and the Grizzlies is 186.8 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 4.8 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 182.0 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with San Antonio as the road team and with Memphis as the home team.

Recent Results when San Antonio visits Memphis

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 7, 2014 San Antonio 110Memphis1085.5196.5
November 22, 2013 San Antonio 102Memphis861.0185.5
May 27, 2013 San Antonio 93Memphis86
May 27, 2013 San Antonio 93Memphis86-2.5182.0
May 25, 2013 San Antonio 104Memphis93-5.5177.5
April 1, 2013 San Antonio 90Memphis92-6.5188.5
January 11, 2013 San Antonio 98Memphis101-2.0188.0

When looking at the last 37 games in this series while Memphis has been the home team, we can see the Grizzlies have won 14 games compared to 23 wins for the Spurs. Average points scored per game by Memphis in this situation is is 91.3 ppg while San Antonio has put up 94.8 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3.5 favoring the Grizzlies.

Unlike most series', this one has leaned towards the road team. Specifically, the road team in this series has enjoyed an average advantage of 3.5 ppg. That represents a value number of 1 when meassured against the offered line of -2.5, suggesting a wager on the Grizzlies makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks betting against the number looking at the series situation in the vacuum of this trend.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 37 games between the Spurs and the Grizzlies is 186.1 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 4.1 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 182.0 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Can the San Antonio Spurs Cover the Spread?

This season the San Antonio Spurs have played 12 games, averaging 96.9 points per game, while allowing 91.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 8-4. Let's have a closer look at recent San Antonio Spurs results.

Recent San Antonio Spurs Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 21, 2014 San Antonio 121Minnesota928.0199.5
November 19, 2014 San Antonio 92Cleveland90-2.0201.0
November 17, 2014 Philadelphia 75San Antonio100-16.0196.0
November 15, 2014 San Antonio 91Sacramento941.5196.0
November 14, 2014 San Antonio 93(LAK) Los Angeles808.5204.0
November 11, 2014 San Antonio 113Golden St.100-7.0197.5
November 10, 2014 San Antonio 89(LAC) Los Angeles85-1.5202.5

This season the San Antonio Spurs have played 8 games on the road, averaging 96.1 points per game, while allowing 91.6 points per game. This has led to a season record of 5-3. Let's have a closer look at recent San Antonio Spurs results on the road.

Recent San Antonio Spurs Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 21, 2014 San Antonio 121Minnesota928.0199.5
November 19, 2014 San Antonio 92Cleveland90-2.0201.0
November 15, 2014 San Antonio 91Sacramento941.5196.0
November 14, 2014 San Antonio 93(LAK) Los Angeles808.5204.0
November 11, 2014 San Antonio 113Golden St.100-7.0197.5

Can the Memphis Grizzlies Cover the Spread?

This season the Memphis Grizzlies have played 13 games, averaging 99.4 points per game, while allowing 92.5 points per game. This has led to a season record of 11-4. Let's have a closer look at recent Memphis Grizzlies results.

Recent Memphis Grizzlies Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 21, 2014 Boston 100Memphis117
November 19, 2014 Memphis 92Toronto96-3.5193.5
November 17, 2014 Houston 93Memphis119-4.0188.5
November 15, 2014 Detroit 88Memphis95-9.5186.0
November 13, 2014 Sacramento 110Memphis111-6.0189.0
November 11, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 102Memphis107-9.5197.5
November 8, 2014 Memphis 92Milwaukee934.5187.0
November 7, 2014 Memphis 91Oklahoma City897.5182.0
November 5, 2014 Memphis 102Phoenix91-1.5192.0
November 3, 2014 New Orleans 81Memphis93-4.0187.5

This season the Memphis Grizzlies have played 7 games here at home, averaging 106.7 points per game, while allowing 96.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 7-0. Let's have a closer look at recent Memphis Grizzlies results when playing at home.

Recent Memphis Grizzlies Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 21, 2014 Boston 100Memphis117
November 17, 2014 Houston 93Memphis119-4.0188.5
November 15, 2014 Detroit 88Memphis95-9.5186.0
November 13, 2014 Sacramento 110Memphis111-6.0189.0
November 11, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 102Memphis107-9.5197.5
November 3, 2014 New Orleans 81Memphis93-4.0187.5
October 29, 2014 Minnesota 101Memphis105-8.0195.5
May 1, 2014 Oklahoma City 104Memphis842.5184.0
April 26, 2014 Oklahoma City 92Memphis893.0188.0
April 24, 2014 Oklahoma City 95Memphis982.0188.5

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