SPURS at GRIZZLIES
Take: SPURS -4
Memphis has to be thrilled to be back home after getting thumped twice at San Antonio. But I’m not sure it’s going to make a great deal of difference, other than a likelihood the Grizzlies will at least be more competitive.
The eye test is the whole key for me here. The Spurs sure look like they mean business and are taking nothing for granted. I just didn’t see a confident Memphis team in the first two games, and while the home court ought to bolster them to some extent, the Grizzlies just have the look of a team that doesn’t truly believe they can beat this opponent four times. If that’s the case, winning even once could prove difficult.
Memphis almost has to get out of the gate quickly in Game Three. If they play well early, this could be a dogfight and perhaps the Grizzlies get on the board with a win. But if the visitors come out hot, whatever energy the Grizzlies and their fans have will likely wane fairly quickly.
Based on the above, and with the number fairly reasonable, I will give the Spurs minus the points a wager tonight.
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