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(20-12) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies (20-14)
Date: Thursday December 29
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds:
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 199.5
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Thursday night NBA sees two teams facing off that could very well see each other in the first round of the 2017 playoffs.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are currently fifth in the Western Conference, while the Memphis Grizzlies are seventh.
*All statistics, rankings, standings and trends are current as of this writing at 4:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder are bad when Russell Westbrook is not on the floor. That’s the bad news.
The good news? They are excellent when he is.
Westbrook just collected another triple-double Tuesday night against the Miami Heat, which is completely absurd. He is the first player since Magic Johnson to have back-to-back seasons with 15 triple-doubles.
As a whole, the Thunder are finding much more success on offense than on defense.
So far this season, OKC is posting 107 points per game. That number is good enough for ninth in the NBA.
On the other side of the floor, the Thunder are giving up 104.8 points on a nightly basis. That number is good enough to keep them as a net positive in terms of point margin, but they’re nearing the bottom 10 in the league in that category as 18th in the NBA.
Memphis is a great defensive team. In case you’re not buying that generality, take a look at the numbers.
The Grizzlies are giving up just 98.1 points per game, which is good enough for fourth in the league.
In case that’s not enough to convince you, this team is also No. 1 in the Association in Defensive Efficiency.
Here’s the catch: Even the greatest defensive team in the league is going to struggle against Westbrook.
Without a reliable offense, Memphis must focus on stopping the Thunder’s complementary role players.
If the Grizzlies can keep the team’s perimeter scorers, as well as bigs like Steven Adams and Enes Kanter, under control, they’ll have a shot regardless of what ridiculous stat line Westbrook puts up Thursday night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win.
- Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
This game has the potential to be close, but the team with the best player on the floor should walk away victorious.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder ATS
Home-court advantage won’t be enough for the Grizzlies against this season’s best player.
Give the Thunder a road win Thursday night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 101 – Grizzlies 96
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