The Memphis Grizzlies have flown under the radar so far in the NBA playoffs with first round upsets of the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder but now have everyone’s attention and respect as they take on the San Antonio Spurs in game 2 of their best of seven NBA Western Conference finals series with a starting time of 8 PM ET on Tuesday and a telecast on ESPN.
Memphis was the top money winner in the NBA playoffs with 10 payouts in their first 11 post season games. The Grizzlies were ranked 5th in the NBA playoffs for points allowed on defense. The Grizzlies have a core of 3 leading scorers that have found cohesion at the perfect time. F Zach Randolph has averaged 19.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, C Marc Gasol has averaged 18.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, and G Mike Conley has averaged 17.6 points and 7.6 assists per game.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio was also a big money winner in the post season with a record of 7-3 against the spread as the Spurs ranked 3rd in the NBA playoffs for scoring offense. G Tony Parker led the Spurs with 22.4 points and 6.3 assists per game. F Tim Duncan averaged 18.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game while F Kawhi Leonard averaged 13.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Veteran G Manu Ginobili averaged 12.1 points and 5.7 assists with an average of just 25 minutes per game played.
This season the Spurs and Grizzlies split their 4 games with each team getting 1 payout at home and 1 on the road. The Spurs and Grizzlies went under the total in 3 out of their 4 meetings this year.
The Grizzlies lack the name brand cache of the Spurs and that is exactly what makes them a good value. The Memphis Grizzlies and the game to go under the total are the pick!
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