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Dec 28, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Oklahoma City when they hit take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Grizzlies are 0-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 2-0 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 0-1 and the Thunder go 0-2 on the totals.

View Oklahoma City vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Grizzlies in this one, they're listed as 1-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 195 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Thunder taking on the No. 13-rated Grizzlies in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-80 win for the Thunder on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 27-ranked offense (82 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 13 at 94.5 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 46.6% from the field per game, more than the Thunder have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 100 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 104-100 winner as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kevin Durant poured in 33 points for Oklahoma City on Monday, as they defeated Minnesota 104-100 at Target Center.

The Grizzlies were a 95-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis suffered a 95-82 loss against San Antonio on Monday, getting 19 points from Rudy Gay in a losing effort at AT&T Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Thunder at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games when playing Memphis
Oklahoma City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Memphis
Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 12 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Dallas, Thursday, December 29
Memphis home to Houston, Friday, December 30