The Memphis Grizzlies have had their past five games postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but they’ll finally get to taste the court again on Saturday night. They’re set for an 8:30PM ET tipoff against the San Antonio Spurs in AT&T Center, located in San Antonio, Texas.
Despite the long absence, the Grizzlies are currently riding a 5-game winning streak and have the opportunity to make it six straight tonight. The only thing standing in their way are the San Antonio Spurs, who are on a two-game winning streak themselves. It should make for an exciting matchup on both ends!
The Grizzlies will have several players out, including Justise Winslow, Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson, Jr., and Jontay Porter. They also have Sean McDermott, Grayson Allen, and Killian Tillie listed as day-to-day. The Spurs have Derrick White listed as a game-time decision, a player they’ll need on the court if they want to win.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview: Can the Grizzlies continue their win-streak?
The Memphis Grizzlies are going to be excited to get out on the court after more than a week away. They’ll be without some key players, but that’s been a trending theme for them this season. They’ve overcome adversity already on this win-streak, so we’ll see if it continues on Saturday night.
Ja Morant is leading this team with 22.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.0 steals per game. Dillon Brooks is also having a fine season with 15.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. They’ll also need strong games from Brandon Clarke and Kyle Anderson.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Preview: Will the Spurs record their 3rd-straight win?
The San Antonio Spurs might be a little tired after playing the Denver Nuggets less than 24 hours ago, but that’s the reality of what this shortened season is presenting us. If they can get Derrick White back, it’ll go a long way in setting themselves up for a good night — but that’s still an ‘if’ at this point.
Either way, they need strong games from DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge. DeRozan is averaging 20.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.0 steals per game this season. Aldridge is averaging 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.9 blocks per game. Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson, and Patty Mills are all averaging above 14 points per game.
Grizzlies vs. Spurs Betting Odds & Lines
Will the Grizzlies return to the court with a victory on the road or will the Spurs ruin their night? BetOnline has the San Antonio Spurs (-110) with the 4-point advantage over the Memphis Grizzlies (-110). They also have the over/under listed at 224 total points.
Free Betting Pick
It’s going to be nice to see the Memphis Grizzlies back in action, but they’ll have their work cut out for them with the number of players they’ll be missing. It’s something many teams have had to overcome this year and it’s certainly not impossible. A strong outing from Ja Morant could be the difference.
With that said, the Spurs have a lot of players playing well right now. They’re well-coached and aren’t going to make it easy for the Grizzlies. That’s why I have the Spurs winning this one, but I still think the Grizzlies will put up some points to keep it interesting.
Final Score Prediction 109-102, San Antonio Spurs.
Spooky Express Free Pick: San Antonio Spurs (-4)