Spurs vs Grizzlies Prediction - NBA Picks 1/2/24

Memphis Grizzlies (10-22) vs San Antonio Spurs (5-27)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -10.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Antonio Spurs invade the FedExForum to battle the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Here’s a Spurs vs Grizzlies Prediction.

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have been in terrible shape as they've lost seven of their last eight games and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 134-101 home defeat on Sunday. Devin Vassell led the team with 22 points on nine of 15 shooting, Victor Wembenyama added 21 points while Malaki Branham chipped in with 11 points, but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Spurs shot just 42 percent from the field and 12 of 45 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the Celtics from the start, falling behind by 12 points going into halftime, before the deficit balloned to 37 points in the second half.

San Antonio Spurs Player Facts

  • Devin Vassell ranks T26th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.2) this season.
  • Jeremy Sochan ranks 19th amongst qualified Forwards for assists per game (4.1) this season.

Memphis Grizzlies

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have cooled off from their four-game win streak as they are now hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss after getting run over by the Kings in a 123-92 loss on Sunday. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the team in scoring with 18 points while Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Luke Kennard scored 17 points apiece. As a team, the Grizzlies shot just 36 percent from the field and 12 of 40 from the 3-point line which was never going to be good enough to hang with the Kings who exploded for 70 points in the first half.

Memphis Grizzlies Player Facts

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. is one of only four qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.
  • Desmond Bane ranks 8th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (106.8).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.7).
  • The Spurs rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-12.0).
  • The Spurs rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.5).

Spurs vs Grizzlies Prediction

The Spurs could get a bit of a boost here with Keldon Johnson returning to the lineup, while the Grizzlies are still missing Steven Adams and Brandon Clarke. The Spurs have been one of the coldest teams in the league for a while now and they certainly didn't look good in their blowout loss tot he Celtics on Sunday. The Grizzlies haven't been at their best lately, but I think they will come out swinging in this one after getting embarrassed by the Kings in their last outing. The line is a bit hefty, but the Grizzlies need a win to get back on track and I think they get it done with ease.

 

Peter’s Pick Memphis -10.5

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