San Antonio Spurs versus Memphis Grizzlies Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-16-2013

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The 24-12 Memphis Grizzlies will hit the highway when they face the 29-11 San Antonio Spurs in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from San Antonio is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be released on Wednesday afternoon as Memphis forward Rudy Gay is listed as questionable for personal reason.

The teams have met twice this season with each team winning on their home court and the Grizzlies covering the point spread in both games. Trend: Memphis Grizzlies are 0-2 ATS in their past two games.

Memphis is 10-7 on the road this season. The team has lost two straight games. They are coming off a bad 99-73 home defeat on Monday night to the LA Clippers as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 179 ½ points. It was a grudge game they had circled by the Grizzlies as the Clippers came into Memphis on Mother’s Day last year in a game seven and knock Memphis out of the playoffs. It was such a disappointing result for the Grizzlies. They shot just 30% from the field in the loss. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Grizzlies looked a step slow and drained from energy. Memphis is second in the league in scoring defense as they allow just 90 points a game.

The Spurs are 16-2 on their home court. The team has won seven of their past ten games. They are coming off the 106-88 home win on Sunday to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -12 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 199 points. The Spurs shoot lights out in the win hitting on 56% from the field. They held a slumping Timberwolves team just 37% shooting. Tony Parker scored 20 points and dished out 6 assists as the point guard hits on 10 of 15. They survived 18 turnovers in the win. Manu Ginobili will not play due to a hamstring problem and could be out two weeks. San Antonio is a top four team in four critical categories offensively in points scored, field goal percentage, free throw shooting and three point shooting.

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