Thunder host the Grizzlies in Game 2
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven second-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies when the teams meet in Game 2 on Tuesday.
Oklahoma City topped Memphis by a score of 93-91 but failed to cover the 3.5-point spread at home on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks in Game 1 of the series on Sunday afternoon. Kevin Durant poured in 35 points for the Thunder in that win.
Supporters of the Grizzlies have seen them go 56-26 and 46-34-2 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 60-22 and 48-31-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 36-43-3, while the Grizzlies are 33-48-1.
For bettors going with the Thunder in this one, they were listed earlier as 3-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 186 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Thunder and the No. 8-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-100 result in favor of the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense (105.7 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.3 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 48.1% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.6 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Memphis was a 93-91 loser on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (184) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Grizzlies got a 20-point performance from Marc Gasol, who added 10 rebounds, but Oklahoma City still ran past Memphis 93-91 on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Grizzlies at Thunder trends to consider:
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Memphis's last 15 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oklahoma City's last 15 games when playing at home against Memphis
Oklahoma City is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Memphis home to Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 11
Oklahoma City at Memphis, Saturday, May 11