The Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs get their best-of-seven series started on Saturday for the first round of this year's NBA Playoffs. With the Spurs holding the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, they'll host the series and attempt to get off to a good start in Game 1. Memphis will be looking to play spoilers with an early upset to set the tone for a shocker in this matchup. Here's a look at Saturday's game preview as well as how to watch the Grizzlies vs. Spurs Game 1 live streaming online or on TV.

Game 1 Preview and Odds

The No. 2 seed San Antonio Spurs are considered amongst top favorites to win the NBA title behind Golden State and Cleveland.

Based on their previous history and the coaching experience of Gregg Popovich, this team is always a contender. They've been quietly hanging around in the West once again, and are ready to take advantage of any possible upset of the Warriors, or issues that may hit them. However, they'll first need to get by a tough Memphis Grizzlies squad.

Memphis is led by its stars Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, and Marc Gasol. The team finished as the No. 7 seed with a record of 43-39. Conley led the team in scoring (20.5 ppg) and assists (6.3 apt) this past season, while the power forward Randolph had 8.2 rebounds a game to lead the team. The Grizzlies were the No. 3 team in terms of points allowed to opponents this season, giving up just 100 per game, although the Spurs were a notch above them, with opponents averaging 98.1 ppg.

The home team Spurs are the favorites with a point spread of 9.5 points in their favor. On the moneyline, they're -600 favorites, while the Grizzlies are +450 underdogs. Saturday's over/under points total is around 190.5 as of this report in what could be a tight defensive battle compared to other "run n' gun" matchups.

How to watch the game live

Saturday's game will begin at approximately 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Live televised coverage for the Grizzlies and Spurs Game 1 comes via ESPN. Cable and satellite subscribers with ESPN as part of their channel package should also be able to see the game live streaming online using the WatchESPN website or any compatible mobile apps.

SlingTV is another way to catch Saturday's game live streaming online and is free for a week for all new customers who sign up. Customers who join the service will get a full week to check out their live TV Channel streaming feeds including ESPN and ESPN2, among others. See more details at the Sling.com website for how to use the service.

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