Did someone say PAJAMA PARTY???
Everyone has the Spurs getting past the Grizzlies in the first round, and they probably should, but if the regular season games were any indication, my cash goes to Memphis at +9.5 in the opener. The Grizz beat the Spurs twice at home, 89-74 as a -1 point favorite, and 104-96 as a +4 point dog. They lost twice at San Antonio, 97-90 as a +7.5 point dog, and 95-89 as a +9 point bow wow. The common thread running thru this Southwest Division rivalry is coverage. As in Memphis was 4-0 against the spread vs. the Spurs this season. Don’t need a win from the Grizz, just need them to keep the final score around a touchdown. And by the way, still have the OG hat from the Grizzlies first season in Vancouver, so gimme half a Benjamin on the visitors.