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Thunder, Grizzlies battle in Memphis

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies will break up their 1-1 series deadlock on Saturday night as those two teams hit the hardwood in Game 3 of their second-round set.

The Grizzlies picked up their second ATS victory of the series in Game 2 on Tuesday night with a 99-93 win as a 3-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks. Oklahoma City won Game 1 93-91 at home as a favorite of 3.5 points.

The Grizzlies bring a 56-26 record (46-34-2 ATS) to the battle against the 60-22 Thunder, who are 48-31-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 33-48-1 so far and the Thunder go 36-43-3. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Oklahoma City vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Grizzlies as 3.5-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 187.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Grizzlies at No. 8 and the Thunder at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-100 result in favor of the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 93.4 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 9 at 96.5 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.5 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Memphis was a 99-93 winner on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Grizzlies got a 26-point performance from Mike Conley, who added 10 rebounds as Memphis ran past Oklahoma City 99-93 on Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

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

A few Thunder at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Memphis is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Memphis's last 15 games at home

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