The upstart Memphis Grizzlies (49-38 SU, 56-29-2 ATS, 44-43 O/U) will look to finish off the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs (63-24 SU, 44-40-3 ATS, 49-38 O/U) tonight and complete one of the biggest postseason upsets in recent NBA history.
BetUS pro basketball gamblers that like to Bet NBA hoops are in for a double treat thanks to my expert NBA parlay picks on both, the ATS and O/U outcomes of this first round Western Conference matchup.
San Antonio at Memphis 9:00 PM ET
Memphis Grizzlies -3.5
Key Head-to-Head Trends
- Under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Memphis.
- Underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Spurs are 1-9-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- Spurs are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Memphis.
Analysis: The Grizzlies have mostly outplayed their older counterparts through five games and just missed out on a golden opportunity to end this series in five games by narrowly beating the Spurs the last time out.
San Antonio extended its season for at least one more game by taking Game 5 110-103 in overtime, thanks mostly to reserve guard Gary Neal’s game-saving three-point shot to send the contest into overtime.
While the Spurs got a game-high 33 points from Manu Ginobili and 24 points and nine assists from Tony Parker, San Antonio has mostly struggled in getting largely outplayed by the hungry Grizzlies.
Memphis got 26 points and 11 rebounds from Zach Randolph and a fine double-double of 11 points and 17 rebounds from Marc Gasol while playing out as a Push against the Bet NBA Odds as a 7-point road dog.
Prediction: I’m going to keep it simple here Bet NBA gamblers by simply saying that I like the Memphis Grizzlies to get finish off the aging Spurs and advance to the second round even though San Antonio will be going all out to stay alive in its second straight closeout contest.
The fact of the matter is that the Spurs have been outplayed by Memphis almost all series long – and it’s clearly not luck BetUS pro basketball gamblers.
The Spurs have no answer for Zach Randolph and haven’t been able to match the youthful energy and enthusiasm that Memphis has shown throughout this series. Believe it or not, blossoming Memphis center Marc Gasol has clearly outplayed Tim Duncan in the low post this series and apparently could teach his brother Pau a thing or two about toughness.
Memphis has won both of its home games in this series, including its 104-86 blowout win on Monday as a 1.5-point home underdog and I’m expecting them to win and cash in against the Bet NBA spread by recording the convincing home victory tonight.
FedEx Forum is going to be absolutely rocking tonight and no matter how hard I try, I just don’t see Memphis losing this contest after letting Game 5 slip away after Neal hit a three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left to send the contest into overtime.
The Grizzlies have the edge at all three frontcourt positions in this series and also have the better group of perimeter players, particularly being able to turn to starting-quality players Shane Battier and O.J. Mayo. I also like tonight’s Bet NBA point spread as it looks very manageable for the Grizzlies.
I want to encourage BetUS pro basketball bettors to play the Memphis Grizzlies to win and cash in against the Bet NBA spread while the Over plays out for the third straight game between these Southwest division rivals.
Bet NBA Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -3.5 Points/Over 189 Total Points