Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/5/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/5/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The victory snapped a four-game losing skid for the Spurs at the AT&T Center, where they hadn't won since pulling out a 106-104 win over Denver on January 30. That didn't stop the Lakers, as they kept right on rolling.

Houston, led by MVP candidate James Harden, own a half-game lead over the Warriors in the Western Conference, while now riding a 15-game winning streak. The run has come too late, as they are still six games outside of a playoff spot, but the form of their young players will have filled Lakers fans with optimism. Pau Gasol led the Spurs in scoring against their last opponent, the lakers. Kawhi Leonard has an average of 32.49 fantasy points per game on the season. Rookie Josh Hart fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and underwent surgery on it on Friday.

Picking up a victory without two starters, on the road nonetheless, is an impressive feat for the Lakers.

While Marc Gasol, 33, may not be the player he was four or five years ago, what happened this season is Memphis was not on him.

The Spurs' starting lineup struggled, so they called on a familiar face to save the day. Julius Randle scored the most points for the away team on the night, but it was Ball that was the driving force behind the victory. Caldwell-Pope has really begun picking things up for the Lakers, which is much needed with Hart sidelined.

Apparently, Lonzo Ball recently turned into Ray Allen out of nowhere. The Grizzlies again inbounded the ball to Gasol, who fired another off-target two-pointer at the buzzer.

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The Spurs rank well in blocks per game (#3), turnovers per game (#5) and offensive rebounds per game (#9).

The Silver and Black shot 46.1 percent (35/76) for the game and were 6 of 22 from the three-point line.

Off the bench, Isaiah Thomas provided a spark.

Mitchell scored 19 points and center Rudy Gobert recorded a double-double (21 points, 17 rebounds) to lead the Jazz to a 94-80 win over the Magic.

Los Angeles (27-34) has won four straight games and seven of its past 10, a surge that's helped in advance to within shouting distance of the eighth-seed, and the playoffs, in the Western Conference with 23 games to play in the regular season.

Foul shooting has been a problem for the Lakers throughout the season, but tonight they were solid. Los Angeles shot 59 percent and made 16 of 29 from 3-point range. Similarly to Memphis, Spurs games have gone under the projected point total 50.8 percent of the time.

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