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Jan 10, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

8-2TEAM RECORD3-5

Oklahoma City travels to Memphis on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 8-2 mark with a victory over the Grizzlies.

The Thunder will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 4-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Grizzlies are 3-5 ATS. Oklahoma City is 4-6 against the total, while Memphis is 3-5 versus the number.

View Oklahoma City vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Grizzlies in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 193.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Grizzlies) and the No. 9 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-92 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 12-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 30 in the league with 2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 97.5 points per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

Oklahoma City was a 108-96 winner in its last match at home against the Spurs. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 204 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Durant scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Oklahoma City over San Antonio, 108-96, on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 90-82 result against the Lakers on January 8. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis got 19 points from Rudy Gay but lost anyway 90-82 against the Lakers on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Thunder at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
Oklahoma City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Memphis's last 13 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, Wednesday, January 11
Memphis home to New York, Thursday, January 12

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