Memphis Has Evened Series at Two Each
Game 5 of the best-of-seven Western Conference matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs is set for Tuesday night at the AT&T Center in a 9 p.m. (ET) tip on NBA TV. BetAnySports has opened the Spurs as 9.5-point home favorites with the total set at 186.5 points. The line has crept up to the Spurs -10 and the total has risen to 187.5.
Memphis was able to climb right back into this series after losing the first two games on the road both straight-up and against the spread with a pair of victories at home. It has closed as an underdog in all four games and the total has gone OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in three of the four contests. The Grizzlies go back to the AT&T Center with a 2-6 record ATS in their last eight road games and the total has stayed UNDER in six of those games.
Mike Conley continues to lead the way for the Grizzlies in this series when it comes to scoring with an average of 24.0 points per game after scoring a team-high 20.5 points during the regular season. He posted 35 points in this past Saturday’s tight 110-108 victory while going 13-of-23 from the field. Memphis has averaged just 94.8 PPG through the first four games of this series after ending the regular season ranked 29th in the league in scoring with 100.5 PPG.
San Antonio Looks To Take Control
The Spurs will need to quickly return to the form that led to an early 2-0 series lead while outscoring their Southwest Division rivals by a combined 43 points to easily cover as double-digit favorites in both of those home games. Going back to a late-March 97-90 victory against Memphis as a 7.5-point favorite with BetAnySports, San Antonio is 6-9-1 ATS over its last 16 games. The total has now gone OVER in six of its last eight outings.
Kawhi Leonard did everything he could to try and help his team win Game 4 with 43 points and eight rebounds. He connected on 14 of his 30 shots from the field while going 7-for-10 from three-point range. He is averaging 32.5 PPG in this series after leading the team in scoring this season with 25.5 PPG. The Spurs were 14th in the league in scoring with 105.3 PPG, but this average is down to 102.3 points in this series.
Both of these teams have been able to use home court to its full advantage and that should be the case again this Tuesday night with San Antonio taking Game 5 both SU and ATS.