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Home-Court Advantage Huge When Grizzlies & Thunder Meet

The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder are both firmly in playoff position in the Western Conference, but they have a lot of work to do in order to compete with heavyweights like the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets. The clubs will collide on the hardwood tonight, with the Grizzlies opening as 6-point road underdogs with a total of 207.

Shark Bites
  • The favored team is 10-0 SU in its last 10 games in this matchup.
  • The Thunder are 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as home favorites.
  • The Grizzlies are 0-7 SU in their last seven games with two days off between games.

While it’s true the Thunder are lacking a scoring punch behind superstar Russell Westbrook, the big man duo of Enes Kanter and Steven Adams has been doing a great job of shouldering the load of late. Kanter (13.8 points per game) and Adams (12.4) combined for 42 points on 20-of-25 shooting in Monday’s win over the Chicago Bulls.

In the last meeting between the Grizzlies and Thunder on December 29, Memphis crushed OKC behind a combined 46 points from Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.

Home-court advantage has been extremely important for sports bettors when the Grizz and Thunder get together. Visiting teams are a paltry 1-8 ATS in the last nine between Memphis and OKC.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oklahoma City Thunder opened as -6-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 207 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 110-101 result in favor of the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Oklahoma City battles the Memphis Grizzlies, currently with a 24-16 mark (21-19 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 16-21-2 for the Oklahoma City Thunder and 20-20 for the Memphis Grizzlies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Memphis injuries news.

This game pits the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Memphis Grizzlies, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 8-ranked offense (106.9 PPG) against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 98.6 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder have averaged 46.12% from the field per game, more than the Memphis Grizzlies have managed so far this NBA season (42.53% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Memphis got 19 points from Mike Conley Jr. en route to a 88-79 victory over Utah on Sunday at FedExForum.

The Thunder got a 21-point performance from Russell Westbrook, who added 14 assists as Oklahoma City ran past Chicago 109-94 on Monday at United Center.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Memphis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
  • Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Oklahoma City is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis at Houston, Friday, January 13th
Oklahoma City at Minnesota, Friday, January 13th