Thunder tip off against the Grizzlies
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 0-4 both SU and ATS in their last four games against the Memphis Grizzlies as those teams meet on the hardwood on Wednesday.
Overall the Thunder are an ugly 3-7 SU and 2-8 ATS in their 10 most recent games against the Grizzlies dating back to 2012, including last year's playoffs.
The UNDER has paid off in four of the last six games between the Western teams.
The Grizzlies sport a record of 10-10 and 6-13-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Thunder sit at 16-4 and 11-9 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-11 for the Grizzlies and 11-9 for the Thunder. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 23-rated Grizzlies and the No. 14-rated Thunder in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-88 win for the Thunder on Wednesday.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 101-92 winner as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City got 30 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 101-92 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Philips Arena.
In their last action, Memphis was a 94-85 winner at home against the Magic. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Memphis got 19 points from Zach Randolph en route to a 94-85 victory over Orlando on Monday at FedExForum.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 25-ranked offense (93.2 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 10 at 98.75 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 45.02% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (46.31% on average).
Oklahoma City home to Los Angeles, Friday, December 13th
Memphis at Charlotte, Friday, December 13th