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Thunder host Memphis to start playoffs

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will hit the hardwood at home on Saturday night as they take on the underdog Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their playoff set.

Oklahoma City lost to Memphis in the playoffs last season, but the Thunder rebounded to go 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS in their four meetings this season. The Thunder are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 against the Grizzlies.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Oklahoma City Thunder as -6.5-point Favorite in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 192 earlier at GTbets.eu.

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Computer Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 98-93 win for the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 59-23 so far on the NBA season, and 43-37-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Memphis Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 50-32 and 35-44-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 42-40 and the Grizzlies go 40-42 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Memphis injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Memphis Grizzlies taking on the No. 4-rated Oklahoma City Thunder in this NBA contest.

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How Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Stats Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense (106.16 PPG) against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 94.57 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder have averaged 47.1% from the field per game, more than the Memphis Grizzlies have managed so far this NBA season (46.44% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Grizzlies were a 106-105 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Zach Randolph scored 27 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Memphis over Dallas, 106-105, on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 112-111 result against the Pistons on April 16. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit was victimized by Kevin Durant for 42 points as the Thunder defeated the Pistons 112-111 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Odds Trends

Memphis is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
Memphis is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Oklahoma City is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Memphis

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis at Oklahoma City, Monday, April 21st

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