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2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-16) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies (11-12)
Date: Wednesday, February 17th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans -105 | Grizzlies -105
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
Wednesday, February 17th, finds the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road to play the Memphis Grizzlies for the first time this season.
Both squads played and lost on Tuesday night. The Thunder were bested by the Blazers 115-104 while the Grizzlies got manhandled by the Pelicans 144-113.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Despite a robust offseason roster overhaul that witnessed veterans Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder. and Nerlens Noel all exit the Thunder are the most delightful surprises of the first half.
Sure, they aren’t winning enough to be in the playoff mix, but with 18 potential first-round picks coming in the next seven years it’s not like Sam Presti is concerned about losses.
Rather, it’s how competitive this young squad is. Case in point, they pushed the defending champion Lakers to consecutive overtime games, lost to the Nuggets by two points after leading by 19. and beat the Bucks last week.
They did this with only eight players in the LA matches and just nine in the latter two while missing all three point guards (Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, George Hill, Theo Maledon) in the last three games speaks to just how scrappy the Thunder are.
That the Thunder took down the Bucks was about as impressive as a victory they’ve had all season. Unfortunately, even with Maledon back on Tuesday, they fell to the Blazers.
Gilgeous-Alexander (knee sprain) has missed four in a row and is day-to-day. Hill (thumb) is out until March.
As I noted in the preview for the Pelicans – Grizzlies there is something about that matchup that plays into the hands of New Orleans.
Since the 2019 draft when Zion Williamson and Ja Morant were selected first and second by the Pelicans and Grizzlies the teams have played five times with New Orleans winning all five.
Since Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jonas Valanciunas have played in some of those contests I can’t even point to a frontcourt issue.
The most recent loss came on Tuesday as the Pels thrashed the Grizz putting up 144 points. Both sophomores were outstanding and efficient.
Williamson registered 31 points (13 of 16), seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals while Morant countered with 28 points (12 of 16), seven rebounds, and eight assists. The only flaw was the turnovers of which Zion had three and Ja had six.
Desmond Bane (personal), Killian Tillie (foot), and DeAnthony Melton (shoulder) all missed Tuesday’s game and are listed as day-to-day.
Jaren Jackson (knee), and Justise Winslow (hip) have yet to play this season and remain out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-5-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
These two clubs represent the best guilty pleasure NBA League Pass teams with this likely to be an entertaining match.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Grizzlies ATS
At first, I wasn’t sure about the spread of 7.5 points in Memphis’ favor but then remembered Al Horford hasn’t played in any second games of back-to-back sets this season.
That means Valanciunas should feast as the Thunder will try to counter with Darius Bazley and Isaiah Roby. Both are young talents but neither has the strength or size to stop JV.
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