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Grizzlies face Thunder: NBA odds preview

Memphis GrizzliesOklahoma City Thunder
May 1, 1:00 PM | Ford Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

46-36TEAM RECORD55-27

The Thunder hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Sunday as the Grizzlies pay a visit to Ford Center in NBA betting action.

Oklahoma City will face the 46-36 Grizzlies, who own a 52-29-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thunder are 45-37 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 41-41 favoring the OVER.

View Memphis vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 197.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Thunder and the No. 13-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-103 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 16 in the league with 41 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 30 with 3.8 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 99.5 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

The Grizzlies were a 99-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They managed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of OVER bettors.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 100-97 result against the Nuggets on April 27. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Denver are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Grizzlies at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Memphis is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Oklahoma City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Memphis at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 3
Oklahoma City home to Memphis, Tuesday, May 3