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Russell Westbrook has single-handedly kept the Oklahoma City Thunder afloat this year, and the dynamic point guard will look to lead his team to another win and cover vs the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Oddsmakers initially set the Grizz as 1.5-point favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 198.

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  • The Thunder are 1-3 ATS in their last four games as underdog.
  • The Grizzlies are 2-5 SU and ATS in their last seven games.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Thunder's last three games against the Grizzlies.

Memphis has dropped five of its last seven and ended a two-game road trip with a 113-103 loss to Boston on Tuesday. The loss marked the first time Memphis lost on the second night of a back-to-back all year.

The Thunder have realized their best course of action is to run the offense through big men Steven Adams and Enes Kanter in an effort to open up driving lanes for Westbrook and space the team’s 3-point shooters, and it’s worked so far. Adams and Kanter combined for 34 points and 16 rebounds in Tuesday’s win over Miami, and are averaging a combined 32.5 points and 15.3 boards during the team’s four-game winning streak.

Betting on chalk to prevail has been an extremely profitable endeavor in this series. The favored squad is 9-0 SU in the past nine clashes between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Memphis Grizzlies as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -1.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 199.5 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 111-103 win for the Thunder on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Grizzlies currently sport a record of 20-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 17-17 ATS. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 20-12 and 17-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Grizzlies post a 16-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 13-17-2 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Memphis Grizzlies sit at No. 7 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are at No. 9 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Memphis's No. 29-ranked offense (97.71 PPG) against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 18 at 104.81 PPG. The Memphis Grizzlies have averaged 41.83% from the field per game, less than the Oklahoma City Thunder have managed so far this NBA season (46.15% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami was victimized for 29 points and 29 rebounds by Russell Westbrook as the Thunder defeated the Heat 106-94 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Marc Gasol went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Boston defeated Memphis, 113-103 at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games
  • Oklahoma City is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 12 games

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to Los Angeles, Saturday, December 31st
Memphis at Sacramento, Saturday, December 31st

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