Grizzlies seek a win in Oklahoma City
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-3 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Oklahoma City Thunder as those Western Conference teams meet in NBA betting action on Monday night.
The Grizzlies topped the Thunder 90-87 as a 1-point home underdog on the NBA odds when the teams last met on January 14 in an UNDER result. Oklahoma City beat Memphis 116-100 as a 6-point road favorite in their first meeting on December 11.
The Thunder bring a 38-11 record (29-20 ATS) to the battle against the 26-20 Grizzlies, who are 21-24-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 24-25 so far and the Grizzlies go 22-24. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Thunder and the No. 8-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-92 win for the Thunder on Monday.
The Grizzlies were a 99-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of OVER bettors. The Grizzlies got a 23-point performance from Zach Randolph, who added 10 rebounds as Memphis ran past Milwaukee 99-90 on Saturday at FedExForum.
Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 96-81 result against the Wizards on February 1. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Thunder wasted a 26-point performance from Kevin Durant as Washington ran past them 96-81 on Saturday at Verizon Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 105.37 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 95.22 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.45% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 45.69% per game.
Memphis home to Dallas, Wednesday, February 5th
Oklahoma City home to Minnesota, Wednesday, February 5th