Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick – NBA March 30, 2022

The Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs meet in what should be one of the most entertaining games on the card tonight. Memphis remains out after a 123-95 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday.

They have won five games in a row and nine of their previous ten games entering this one. The Grizzlies are no joke, and they’ve proven it several times over by now.

Naturally, they’re getting overlooked by the media and will probably be overlooked in the playoffs. It won’t be me, though. The Grizzlies are 53-23 for a reason and have the second-best record in the Western Conference.

Even when they’ve been without their franchise centerpiece, Ja Morant, the Grizzlies keep on ticking. Do you remember when Morant was injured early on, and Grizzly fans booed when he returned after losing a couple of games?

Memphis was hot at the time without Morant. And no, they aren’t better without him in the lineup. This is going to prove true during big games in the playoffs. Maybe not so much in the regular season.

It just shows how much depth and versatility the Grizzlies have on their roster. There are unsung contributors on this team that go unnoticed. Steven Adams for one.

The Spurs are coming off a solid showing with a 123-120 at Houston for their fifth straight win. They’ve gone through plenty of ups and downs, and right now, the Spurs are up as they look to improve on a record of 31-44.

Gregg Popovich has to be frustrated because the talent is here, but the team confidence has wavered at times. A team with Dejounte Murray shouldn’t lack confidence, though.

San Antonio is holding out for a spot in the play-in tournament. Tenth in the Western Conference going into Wednesday, the door is open for the Spurs. Head below for our free Grizzlies vs. Spurs prediction on March 30, 2022.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Betting Odds and Team Statistics:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Memphis Grizzlies -5 (-110) -210 Over 234 (-110)
San Antonio Spurs +5 (-110) +175 Under 234 (-110)
Team Data Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio Spurs
Overall Record 53-23 31-44
ATS Record 50-26-0 37-37-1
Away/Home Record 25-13 14-23
ATS Away/Home 25-13-0 16-21-0
Points Per Game 115.4 113.0
Points Against Per Game 113.3 109.1
Field Goal % 46.2 46.5
Three Point % 34.9 35.0

Grizzlies vs. Spurs Prediction:

The Grizzlies have scored without Ja Morant on the floor this season. They’ll need him in the playoffs, but the Grizzlies are winning games in the regular season at least.

Memphis has lost only two games in 20 outings without Morant on the floor. The Grizzlies have scored 118.8 points per game and shooting 47.4% from the field minus Morant.

This team knows how to work as a team, and there is depth in Memphis. The emergence of Desmond Bane has made the loss of Morant a lot easier.

Bane is scoring 18.2 points per game and a 46.1% field goal percentage with 4.5 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies couldn’t do it without Steven Adams, though.

Memphis is first in the NBA in offensive rebounding, and it’s helped lead to 115.4 points per game. The Grizzlies are entering tonight first in the league in scoring.

They are 16th in field goal percentage, but making up for it in second-chance points. Their 115.4 points a game is first in the NBA.


Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends:

Grizzlies
  • 40-17 ATS in their previous 57 games
  • 21-6 ATS in their previous 27 games on one-day rest
  • OVER is 8-3 in their previous 11 games on the road
  • OVER is 6-2 in their previous eight games versus a team with a losing record at home
  • OVER is 7-3 in their previous ten games on a one-day rest
Spurs
  • 0-4 ATS in their previous four games at home
  • 2-6 ATS in their previous eight games
  • 5-13 ATS in their previous 18 games versus a team with a winning record
  • OVER is 8-3 in their previous 11 games versus a team with a winning record
  • OVER is 9-4 in their previous 13 games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%

The Grizzlies should find room to operate against a San Antonio defense that has gotten careless often. This isn’t like a typical Popovich team from back when the Spurs were winning championships.

The Spurs are 24th with 113.3 points allowed per game and a 46.8% field goal percentage. They are getting bullied in the paint, as the Spurs are 27th in defensive rebounding. That’s not going to work against Adams and the Grizzlies.

I have some confidence in Dejounte Murray and the Spurs keeping pace to an extent, though. They have been good at home this season, with an average of 113.8 points per game and a 47.2% field goal percentage. However, the defense is giving up 115 points a game in San Antonio.

If there are any holes on the Grizzlies, their defense can be spotty at times. The Grizzlies are 12th, with 109.1 points allowed per game. San Antonio has scored an average of 118.25 points a game in their last four tilts.

I’m looking at an entertaining contest at the AT&T Center. The OVER is probably the best bet to look at in this matchup.

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Grizzlies vs. Spurs Pick
OVER 234
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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