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Looking for Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Grizzlies taking on the Thunder on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Grizzlies Thunder matchup.
(22-33) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (34-19)
Date: Thursday February 7th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF (As of 1am ET Thursday)
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The line isn’t yet set for this contest, but we can assume when it comes out that the Thunder will be avored by at least a few points. But this is going to be an interesting game to keep an eye on ahead of the contest, as both Marc Gasol and Mike Conley could very well end up being traded by 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline.
We’re analyzing this contest as if they will be playing, but note that if they are traded, it’s going to be with the future in mind—not immediate improvement—and this game could get out of hand early if the Grizz are without their two best players.
Memphis comes into this contest as the epitome of a defense-first team.
So far this season, the Grizz are in last place in points per game scored, averaging just 100.3 points per night. That really, truly doesn’t improve much when looking at points scored per 100 possessions (Offensive Efficiency), as the Grizzlies leap one single team in positioning to land the 29th spot and see their points per 100 possessions rise to 101.9.
On defense, this is a different team altogether. Memphis has lived up to the grit-and-grind reputation that many assumed would “officially” disappear this season.
So far this year, the Grizzlies are giving up just 103.3 points per outing. That lands them the No. 1 spot in the NBA.
In terms of points allowed per 100 possessions (Defensive Efficiency), Memphis sits just outside the top 5. They are sixth as of this writing, givingup 104.4 points per 100 possessions to opponents.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder aren’t involved in any sort of trade deadline drama this year, so there’s little to distract them against an inferior opponent.
As long as the Thunder can keep control of the ball and avoid some sort of atrocious shooting night from Russell Westbrook, this team should be just fine.
Paul George is on a tear right now and as good of a defense as the Grizzlies have, nobody on that roster can hope to contain PG13 for 48 minutes.
George and the Thunder should have a field day in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MEM are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games.
- MEM are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
- Over is 12-2 in OKC last 14 overall.
- OKC are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- OKC are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thu. games.
- Favorite is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
- Home team is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
Although we currently have no line AND no idea as to who will be playing for the Grizzlies in this one, we do know one thing: The Thunder are a significantly better basketball team than the Grizzlies at the moment, and that includes Memphis’ best-case scenario of retaining Gasol and Conley for this game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: There is no line yet.
Oklahoma City should have little trouble getting a big, double-digit win on Thursday night at home against the Grizzlies.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 120 – Memphis Grizzlies 110
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