Betting basketball handicappers still have plenty of respect for the Spurs but injuries and age are also a mounting concern as the NBA sports betting playoffs continue.
The San Antonio Spurs will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night in game 5 of their Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to open your account and have it ready for action today! The Spurs will try and stave off elimination as they trail in this series 3-1.
San Antonio was the top seed in the Western Conference while Memphis was the 8th and final seed in the West. Should Memphis win this series it would be one of the biggest upsets in NBA playoff history.
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-1 with the NBA playoffs odds as their defense has been dominant in this series with the Spurs. Memphis has not allowed San Antonio to score more than 98 points in any game in the series and suffocated the Spurs in the last two games at Memphis as they won by scores of 91-88 in game 3 and 104-86 in game 4.
On offense Zach Randolph has led the Grizzlies with 18 points per game while Marc Gasol has added 15.5 per game and Mike Conley has chipped in with 14.2 per game. Gasol has also been tough on the glass with 11 rebounds per game while Randolph has added 8.2 boards per game.
Manu Ginobili returned to the Spurs from the injured list but is averaging just 18 points per game which is best on the team but still below what a top shelf leading scorer would average with the NBA betting odds.
Memphis has had the better of this head to head series as of late with 8 payouts in their last 10 matchups with San Antonio with 5 of the last 7 games in that span going over the total. The Grizzlies paid out in 9 of their last 15 visits to San Antonio with 7 of the last 9 meetings between the teams in San Antonio going over the betting basketball total.