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(11-13) OKC Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8-16)
The Thunder beat three pretty good teams all in a row between last week and early in this one: the Timberwolves, Spurs and Thunder. But all three victories were at home, where the Thunder can overpower opponents.
The true indication of whether this team is actually improving is when it starts winning on the road. OKC went to Mexico City to play a game at a neutral site against the Nets on Thursday and got dropped by a pretty shoddy Brooklyn team.
Russell Westbrook still leas the team in scoring and is close to averaging the same triple-double numbers he put up last season. He’s averaging between nine and ten points and rebounds.
His efficiency has been dreadful though. Just over 40 percent from the field and less than 33 percent from three just won’t get it done if you’re taking as many shots as Russ takes. It’s starting to feel like things won’t get better than they are for OKC.
Memphis snapped it’s nine-game losing streak earlier this week with a win over the Timberwolves, who are seemingly losing to everybody. The Grizzlies came back in their next game and dropped a stinker to the Knicks, who got Porzingis back but were still without Tim Hardaway.
Memphis will host Toronto on Friday night in what should be its second consecutive loss after ending the nine-gamer. The Thunder will come in on fresher legs with Friday off to travel back from Mexico City and get acclimated back in Memphis.
Marc Gasol could be a matchup problem for OKC. Steven Adams is Billy Donovan’s best option to throw at Memphis’ all-star but I wonder if he has the foot speed to contain Gasol in the face-up game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- OKC are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in OKC last 8 overall.
- Under is 13-5 in OKC last 18 road games.
- MEM are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Under is 8-2 in MEM last 10 overall.
- MEM are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
- Head to Head: Home team is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 15-5-2 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
Free OKC Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction: I’ll take the Thunder.
And I’m doing it begrudgingly. Memphis is one of the few teams I don’t trust to handle OKC at home. The Grizzlies have no one to initiate the offense from the perimeter with Conley out. Gasol could have a huge game but the Thunder will pressure the ball and do its best to keep the ball out of his hands. That should be enough.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: OKC 98 – Memphis 90
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