The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-1 against the spread during the 2013 NBA playoffs, which is important to consider when making your picks on Sunday as they take on the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.
Sports bettors will find that the Grizzlies are five-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 183.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at Game 1 of the 2013 Western Conference Finals from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
The Memphis Grizzlies eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in their Western Conference semifinal series, earning an 88-84 victory as 4.5-point road underdogs on Wednesday.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Grizzlies are 9-4 straight up and against the spread when playing with three or more days' rest, with the OVER going 7-6 in that situation.
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-3 against the spread in the 2013 NBA playoffs. They advanced past the Golden State Warriors with a 94-82 victory as 2.5-point road favorites on Thursday.
NBA handicappers will find that the Spurs are 4-2 straight up and 2-4 against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to six points since the start of the regular season.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Memphis Grizzlies as one of their NBA playoff picks on Sunday, as I established the San Antonio Spurs as 3.5-point home favorites in Game 1 of the 2013 Western Conference Finals.
NBA Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +5
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