Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Thunder vs Grizzlies Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday November 16 at The FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Oklahoma City Thunder (6-4) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (5-6)
Date: Monday November 16
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum – Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Grizzlies -125, Thunder +110
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 198.5
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The Thunder are one of the most exciting teams in the league, relying on their ability to outscore opponents to win.
Memphis employs a different strategy, looking to slow the pace of the game to allow their brawn and defense to win.
Oklahoma City Thunder:
The Thunder have a relatively simple formula for winning, get to 100 points. When they do they usually win, 6-1 record, including some amazing offensive performances like a whopping 139 points in an overtime win against the Magic.
When they don’t reach that magic number they are 0-3 on the young season. You can probably gauge whether you want to back them based on whether you think they can achieve that number.
A lot of those points are coming from the usual suspects – Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The duo combine for 53ppg and create opportunities for others to get easy opportunities. Durant is not expected to play in this one and has missed the last two contest due to injury.
When that happens Westbrook usually gets that much more aggressive, but that hasn’t been the case…yet.
Kind of like OKC the Grizzlies are built to win a certain way. Its just the opposite way of the Thunder They want to win with defense but they are only in the middle of the pack there this season, hence the sub .500 result to date.
Ironically they have been putting more points on the board themselves lately and as a result have won back to back ball games. I don’t sense a strategy change but in the competitive Western Conference you have to go with what works.
One of the reasons for their struggles is that PG Mike Conley has really been inefficient. His scoring average is lower than it has been in the last 4 seasons and by comparison he is averaging less points per game than his backup Mario Chalmers, in almost double the minutes.
Conley is going to have his hands full with Westbrook in this matchup for sure but it is what he does on the offensive end that may make the greatest difference.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Thunder last 4 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Under is 4-0 in Thunder last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0-1 in Thunder last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Under is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 Monday games.
- Grizzlies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
Free NBA Prediction:
On the surface fading the Thunder when they are without Durant seems like a smart play but you can bet that has been factored in.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Memphis ATS
The Grizz definitely need this one and have some momentum heading in.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Memphis 101 – Oklahoma City 93
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