Grizzlies take on Thunder in hoops contest
Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Grizzlies in basketball action.
The Thunder sit at 6-2 (4-3-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 5-1 (5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma City is 1-6-1 OU, and Memphis is 4-2 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Thunder installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 195.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 18 and the Grizzlies at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-103 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 7-ranked offense (99.1 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 7 at 91.7 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 47.1% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 95 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Memphis, they were a 104-86 winner as they battled the Heat at home. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Memphis got 25 points from Wayne Ellington en route to a 104-86 victory over Miami on Sunday at FedExForum.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 92-90 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit was victimized by Russell Westbrook for 33 points as the Thunder defeated the Pistons 92-90 in NBA action on Monday.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 8-2
A few Grizzlies at Thunder trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Memphis's last 12 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Memphis home to New York, Friday, November 16
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, Friday, November 16