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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
December 17, 2014 Memphis 117San Antonio116
December 5, 2014 San Antonio 107Memphis101-1.0193.0
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

When looking at the last 76 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 46 games compared to 30 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the San Antonio/Memphis series is 95.3 ppg while the vistor has put up 92.4 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 2.9 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 76 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 2.9 ppg. That represents a value number of 0.4 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 76 games between the Spurs and the Grizzlies is 187.7 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 5.7 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
December 5, 2014 San Antonio 107Memphis101-1.0193.0
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

When looking at the last 38 games in this series while Memphis has been the home team, we can see the Grizzlies have won 14 games compared to 24 wins for the Spurs. Average points scored per game by Memphis in this situation is is 91.6 ppg while San Antonio has put up 95.1 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 38 games between the Spurs and the Grizzlies is 186.7 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 4.7 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 26 games, averaging 101.8 points per game, while allowing 96.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 17-9. Let's have a closer look at recent San Antonio Spurs results.

Recent San Antonio Spurs Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 17, 2014 Memphis 117San Antonio116
December 15, 2014 San Antonio 95Portland108-8.5194.5
December 14, 2014 San Antonio 99Denver914.0205.0
December 12, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 112San Antonio110
December 10, 2014 New York 95San Antonio109
December 9, 2014 San Antonio 96Utah1009.0194.0
December 6, 2014 Minnesota 101San Antonio123-13.5202.0

This season the San Antonio Spurs have played 15 games on the road, averaging 98.6 points per game, while allowing 94.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 9-6. Let's have a closer look at recent San Antonio Spurs results on the road.

Recent San Antonio Spurs Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 15, 2014 San Antonio 95Portland108-8.5194.5
December 14, 2014 San Antonio 99Denver914.0205.0
December 9, 2014 San Antonio 96Utah1009.0194.0
December 5, 2014 San Antonio 107Memphis101-1.0193.0
December 3, 2014 San Antonio 93Brooklyn958.0195.0

Can the Memphis Grizzlies Cover the Spread?

This season the Memphis Grizzlies have played 25 games, averaging 103.0 points per game, while allowing 96.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 21-9. Let's have a closer look at recent Memphis Grizzlies results.

Recent Memphis Grizzlies Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 17, 2014 Memphis 117San Antonio116
December 16, 2014 Golden St. 98Memphis105-2.5203.0
December 13, 2014 Memphis 120Philadelphia11510.0191.5
December 12, 2014 Charlotte 107Memphis113-10.0192.5
December 9, 2014 Dallas 105Memphis114-2.5203.0
December 7, 2014 Miami 87Memphis103-8.0191.5
December 5, 2014 San Antonio 107Memphis101-1.0193.0
December 3, 2014 Memphis 96Houston1054.5191.0
November 30, 2014 Memphis 97Sacramento853.0193.0
November 28, 2014 Memphis 112Portland99-3.5194.0

This season the Memphis Grizzlies have played 13 games here at home, averaging 106.9 points per game, while allowing 97.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 12-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Memphis Grizzlies results when playing at home.

Recent Memphis Grizzlies Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 16, 2014 Golden St. 98Memphis105-2.5203.0
December 12, 2014 Charlotte 107Memphis113-10.0192.5
December 9, 2014 Dallas 105Memphis114-2.5203.0
December 7, 2014 Miami 87Memphis103-8.0191.5
December 5, 2014 San Antonio 107Memphis101-1.0193.0
November 23, 2014 (LAC) Los Angeles 91Memphis107-2.5198.0
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

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