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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction & Betting Tips 12/18/2023

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/18/2023
  • Take the Thunder on the moneyline
  • The Thunder should also cover at -10.5
  • Our NBA model projects 212 points, and we suggest taking the under

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Preview

Betting on today’s Grizzlies and Thunder game? Catch the action at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK, as the Thunder hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSO.

The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Thunder as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 229 points. Check out BetCoco for Oklahoma City Thunder – Memphis Grizzlies odds

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Last season, the Grizzlies and Thunder did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Thunder have the leg up at 2-1. The Thunder also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 220 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-3.

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Oklahoma City has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 116. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 0-3.
  • The Thunder have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction

Heading into today’s game vs. the Thunder, the Grizzlies have a 6-18 record and are trying to get back to .500. In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies are 5-15 and have gone 1-3 in non-conference games.

So far, Memphis’ ATS record is below .500 at 9-15. Memphis has failed to cover the spread in three straight home games and are 3-9 ATS at home compared to 6-6 on the road.

Coming into the game, the Grizzlies have a below .500 over/under record of 10-14-0. They have an average over/under line of 221.4 in their games, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is -3.1.

In contrast to their season average of 106 points per game, the Grizzlies had a below average performance. They scored 96 points against the Rockets and had a field goal percentage of 40.2%. For the season, the Grizzlies offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 29th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 43%.

At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 11th in the NBA, permitting 112.3 points per game.

Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 50.7% and 39.4% from three-point territory.

With their 16-8 record, the Thunder are above .500 as they get ready to face the Grizzlies. In the Western Conference, the Thunder are 10-7 and have gone 6-1 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Oklahoma City are currently above .500, at 17-7 ATS. During this season, Oklahoma City has a 9-4 record against the spread as favorites and 8-3 as underdogs.

Oklahoma City have seen over half of their games surpass the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 13-11-0. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 228.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 231.

In their recent matchup, the Thunder offense ended with 118 points against the Nuggets. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.2% and made 7 threes. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 30.7. Meanwhile, Chet Holmgren also brings a PPG average of 16.9 into the game.

At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 13th, allowing 113.6 points per game.

Oklahoma City’s defense is currently forcing 12 turnovers per game, which is 4th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 3rd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.3 rejections per game.

Our projections indicate that the Thunder should come out top with a projected score of 112-100.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Tips

  • Take the Thunder on the moneyline
  • The Thunder should also cover at -10.5
  • Our NBA model projects 212 points, and we suggest taking the under

Oklahoma City Thunder Injury Report

No Injuries Reported

Memphis Grizzlies Injury Report

  • Derrick Rose – Hamstring – Out
  • Marcus Smart – Ankle – Out
  • Bismack Biyombo – Back – Doubtful
  • Steven Adams – Knee – Out
  • Luke Kennard – Knee – Out
  • Ja Morant – Suspension – Out
  • Brandon Clarke – Achilles – Out

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