The Memphis Grizzlies are on the road to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night in a Western Conference NBA matchup inside the AT&T Center. The Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference with a 41-27 this season and are coming off a 138-119 road loss on Wednesday against the Miami Heat.
The Spurs are absolutely struggling this year with an 18-51 record, which is 14th in the Western Conference. They are coming off a 137-128 overtime home loss against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. This is their fourth and final meeting this season as the Grizzlies are looking for the season series sweep.
Fixture: Memphis Grizzlies @ San Antonio Spurs
Date and Time: Friday, March 17, 2023, 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs: Betting Odds
|Memphis Grizzlies||-355||-8.5 (-110)||Over 234.5 (-110)|
|San Antonio Spurs||+278||+8.5 (-110)||Under 234.5 (-110)|
|Steven Adams||OUT||Right PCL Sprain|
|Brandon Clarke||OUT||Left Achilles Tear|
|Jake LaRavia||Questionable||Back Soreness|
|Vince Williams Jr||OUT||Right Shoulder Soreness|
|Danilo Gallinari||OUT||Left ACL Tear|
|Payton Pritchard||OUT||Left Heel Pain|
|Robert Williams III||OUT||Left Hamstring Strain|
|Jayson Tatum||Questionable||Left Hip Contusion|
|Doug McDermott||Doubtful||Right Hip Contusion|
|Romeo Langford||OUT||Left Adductor Soreness|
|Devonte Graham||OUT||Left Quad Tendon Soreness|
|Khem Birch||OUT||Right Knee Chondromalacia|
|Keita Bates-Diop||Questionable||Left Achilles Soreness|
|Charles Bassy||OUT||Left Patella Fracture|
Memphis: PG Tyus Jones, SG Desmond Bane, SF Dillon Brooks, PF Jaren Jackson, C Xavier Tillman
San Antonio: PG Tre Jones, SG Devin Vassell, SF Keldon Johnson, PF Jeremy Sochan, C Zach Collins
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs: Game Prediction
The Memphis Grizzlies are trying to enter the postseason with some momentum as they are dealing with a bunch of things happening as of late. Point guard Ja Morant will continue to serve his eight-game suspension and Brandon Clarke is out for the season with a torn left Achilles.
The team has been struggling on the road throughout the season with just a 13-22 record away from Memphis. The Grizzlies are a dominant defensive team, fifth in the NBA with 111.9 points per game given up.
The San Antonio Spurs have been struggling throughout the year as they seem to be tanking to get a top pick in the loaded 2023 NBA Draft. They are currently three games worse than Charlotte to have a 14 percent shot at the number one pick. This season, they have been depending on the production of small forward Keldon Johnson, who averages 21.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.7 steals per game thus far.
The Grizzlies are the far and away better team and have more to prove in this game so go with the Memphis Grizzlies to cover the spread in this game.