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2021 NBA Handicapping
(19-24) OKC Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies (20-20)
Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder +175 | Grizzlies -210
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis -5.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 221.5
The Memphis Grizzlies will head on the road to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday evening for a Western Conference showdown versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Memphis is fighting to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race. The Grizzlies have split their first 40 games to sit in 10th place in the West while the Thunder are 2.5-games back in 11th place with a 19-24 overall record.
This will be the third time these teams will have played each other this season including the second time playing in OKC in the past 10 days. That last matchup ended in a high scoring 128-122 win for the Thunder. Memphis held a 10 point lead going into the 4th quarter but were not able to hold on and were outscored by 16 in the final frame.’
The Thunder roster is depleted at this point as GM Sam Presti continues to obtain assest and future picks for player. The lone brightspot is young guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who scored a game high 30 points along with 5 assist and 4 rebounds.
The Memphis Grizzlies have recorded four wins in their 8 games games post All-Star break and have split their last 10 total. They sit at 20-20 overall which is 10th best in the Western Conference, tied with Golden State.
Memphis escaped with a 132-126 overtime win against the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Ja Morant finished with 29 points and nine assists while Jonas Valunciunas finished with 16 points and 19 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had not defeated Boston in any of their last 10 meetings.
With the playoffs on the horizon, the organization has some decisions to make ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline. The team has some talent but nothing serious that would make you believe they have a shot to advance deep into the postseason.
The Memphis Grizzlies will continue to be without Jaren Jackson Jr., who is dealing with a knee injury. The power forward hasn’t featured for the Grizzlies this season.
Oklahoma City closed out its four-game road trip with a 112-103 victory on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points while Ty Jerome chipped in 15 points and six assists off of the bench for the Thunder, who shot 21-for-37 from 3-point range in the win.
Jerome has been impressive since being recalled from the G League. The 23-year-old is averaging 9.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting from 3-point range in 26.6 minutes per contest. Jerome has carved a significant role off of the bench, scoring in double-figures in five of his last six games.
With the trade deadline less than two days away, Jerome could have an even bigger role moving forward. Veterans George Hill, Mike Muscala, Kenrich Williams, and Justin Jackson have all garnered interest from teams around the league. Its no secret GM Sam Presti will listen to any calls as he has been very open on wanting to acquire as many draft picks possible and build for the future.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Memphis is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.
- Memphis is 8-4 ATS in last 12 games
- Memphis is 6-6 SU in last 12 games
- Memphis OVERS are 7-5 in last 12 games
- Thunder are 3-5 ATS in last 8 games
- Thunder are 3-5 SU in last 8 games
- Thunder UNDERS are 9-3 in last 12 games
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs OKC Thunder NBA Prediction
Both of these teams seem poised to finish the season strong but Memphis should have the upper hand in this matchup. The Grizzlies have a ton of frontcourt talent and appear to be getting healthy at the right time.
They’ve won three of their last four games against potential playoff teams and finished with a different leading scorer in each of those games. The addition of a healthy Justise Winslow has also given the Grizzlies’ second-unit a boost.
Take Memphis to cover the spread on the road in this battle between Western Conference playoff hopefuls on Wednesday night.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -5.5
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