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NBA Playoff Odds: Thunder vs. Grizzlies

The Oklahoma City Thunder can advance to the Western Conference Final tonight if they can beat the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their second round playoff matchup.

The Thunder took a 3-2 series lead on Wednesday with a 99-72 win over the Grizzlies as a 6-point home favorite. Kevin Durant scored 19 points for the Thunder and Marc Gasol led Memphis with 15 points.

View Oklahoma City vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Grizzlies in this one, they're listed as 2-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 195.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Grizzlies) and the No. 8 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-103 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 8 in the league with 42.8 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 30-ranked team at 3.8 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 18 with 5.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.3 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 99-72 result against the Thunder on May 11. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 171 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Oklahoma City and falling 99-72 at Ford Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

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


A few Thunder at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games when playing Memphis
Oklahoma City is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Memphis's last 10 games when playing Oklahoma City
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Memphis, Sunday, May 15
Memphis at Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 15

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