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NBA Matchup - Grizzlies Thunder Odds Preview

Oklahoma City ThunderMemphis Grizzlies
March 20, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

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FedExForum features an NBA battle between the host Memphis Grizzlies and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder in betting action on Wednesday.

The Thunder will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 39-26-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Grizzlies are 39-26-1 ATS. Oklahoma City is 33-32-3 against the total, while Memphis is 27-38-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Oklahoma City vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Grizzlies sat as 1.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 191.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies - Thunder odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Thunder sit at No. 1. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 106-101 win for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 93.5 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 13 at 97.5 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 114-104 loser at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kevin Durant was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 7 rebounds but Denver still won, 114-104, over Oklahoma City on Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

In their last action, Memphis was a 92-77 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Memphis earned a 92-77 victory over Minnesota on Monday, getting 20 points from Mike Conley at FedExForum.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 10-0
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Thunder at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing Memphis
Oklahoma City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
Memphis is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Orlando, Friday, March 22
Memphis at New Orleans, Friday, March 22