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NBA Playoff Odds: Grizzlies vs. Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder return home tonight to face the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their second round playoff series with the series all tied up 2-2.

The Thunder tied the series on Monday with an epic 133-123 victory in triple overtime as a 2-point road underdog. Russell Westbrook scored 40 points for the Thunder in the win, while Zach Randolph had 34 points and 16 rebounds for Memphis.

View Memphis vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Thunder as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 198, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies are at No. 13 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 105-103.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense (104.8 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 13 at 97.6 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 99.5 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

The Thunder were a 133-123 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (256) made winners of OVER bettors. Russell Westbrook poured in 40 points for Oklahoma City on Monday, as they defeated Memphis 133-123 at FedExForum.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 6-4


A few Grizzlies at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Memphis's last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games when playing Memphis
Oklahoma City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Oklahoma City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Memphis home to Oklahoma City, Friday, May 13
Oklahoma City at Memphis, Friday, May 13

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