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Preview: Spurs vs Grizzlies Game 3 By the Numbers

April 22, 2016

The NBA playoffs continue on Friday with a Western Conference quarterfinals matchup featuring the visiting San Antonio Spurs and the host Memphis Grizzlies.

The Spurs control the series 2-0 after two blowout wins at home the first two games of the series. Here are a number of numbers to sift through to find the best pick for tonight’s Game 3 from Memphis.

  • San Antonio covered in Game 2 as 17.5-point chalk at home, with the 162 points scored by the two teams easily cashing UNDER the total of 186.
  • In Game 1, the Spurs covered as 17-point chalk at home with the combined scoring of the two teams easily cashing on the UNDER of the 188.5 total points.
  • San Antonio is 11.5-point road chalk for Game 3.
  • Memphis is playing without Mario Chalmers, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, which represents a combined 42 points of offense per game.
  • The Spurs this season are 27-14 straight up and 21-20 against the spread while on the road.
  • San Antonio has been road chalk by double digits on 8 occasions this season and are 8-0 SU and 5-3 ATS.
  • Memphis is 26-15 SU and 23-18 ATS this season at home.
  • On 15 occasions, Memphis has been the home dog. During those 15 games, Memphis is 7-8 SU and 9-6 ATS.
  • Memphis was a double-digit dog at home just once this past season and lost straight up to Golden State 100-99, but covered the spread of 13 points.
  • Memphis is 1-12 SU and 4-9 ATS in its past 13 games overall.
  • Memphis, as a dog at home, has covered three straight and 9 of its past 12.
  • The Spurs are 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS over their past 7 games played head to head with Memphis.
  • Five of San Antonio’s six wins this season against Memphis have been decided by 10 points or more.
  • The UNDER has cashed in the past five games for San Antonio. On the road, the UNDER is 24-16-1 this season for San Antonio.
  • At home, the OVER has cashed 25-14-2 for Memphis.
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the past 6 games between the Spurs and Grizzlies this season.