Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Thursday, Las Vegas Odds, NBA Basketball Betting, Picks and Prediction

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OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
20-12 December 29, 8:00 PM | FedExForum 20-14

When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 29, 2016
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: 8 p.m. ET, FSN Oklahoma, FSN Southeast (Memphis)

Team Spread Money Line Total
Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5 -110 +125 198.5 -110
Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 -110 -145 198.5 -110

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at FedExForum.

ABOUT THE THUNDER (20-12): Oklahoma City is trying to run the offense through centers Steven Adams and Enes Kanter in an effort to open up driving lanes for Westbrook and space for the team’s 3-point shooters. Kanter and Adams combined for 34 points and 16 rebounds in Tuesday’s triumph and are averaging a combined 32.5 points and 15.3 rebounds during the four-game winning streak. “We play through our bigs, especially in the second unit,” shooting guard Anthony Morrow told the team’s website. “Those guys do a great job and they’re willing passers as well.”

ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES (20-14): Memphis is just starting to work with all its key players healthy but left small forward Chandler Parsons (rest) and point guard Mike Conley (toe) on the bench on the second night of a back-to-back instead of pushing for a win over the Celtics. The Grizzlies lean on center Marc Gasol when other players are out, and Fizdale appreciated the Spaniard’s effort on Tuesday. “He was good,” Fizdale told reporters of Gasol. “He really was trying to will those guys to win. He was calling plays, which I love when he does that – that’s how I know he’s really into the game, when he’s calling plays. He was really motivating in the huddles. I thought he was great tonight.”

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Grizzlies listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Thunder, while the game’s total is sitting at 198.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are more than just Russell Westbrook, but the superstar point guard is the relentless engine driving them forward. Westbrook will try to follow up another triple-double and lead the Thunder to a fifth consecutive win when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.

Westbrook had his latest triple-double wrapped up by midway through the third quarter on Tuesday but was still diving for loose balls and taking charges late into the fourth quarter with the game already decided in a 106-94 win at Miami. “Closing out games is key for us, especially in the fourth quarter,” Westbrook told reporters. “It’s just doing whatever you have to do to put your body on the line for your teammates and help them win. That’s what I try to do throughout games, to try to find my way to have an impact on the game.” The Grizzlies are stumbling in the opposite direction with back-to-back losses and setbacks in five of their last seven games after ending a two-game trip with a 113-103 loss at Boston on Tuesday. “It’s our first time losing on the second night of a back to back all year,” Memphis coach David Fizdale told reporters. “We lost to a hell of a team. They aren’t going to make it easy on you, but I am happy with the way we competed.”

In their last action, Memphis was a 113-103 loser on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the +7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

The Thunder were a 106-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the -5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of UNDER bettors.

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Oklahoma City:
Team record: 20-12 SU,17-15 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City’s last 12 games

Memphis:
Team record: 20-14 SU,17-17 ATS
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’s last 5 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Los Angeles Saturday, December 31
Memphis at Sacramento Saturday, December 31

BUZZER BEATERS
1. Grizzlies PF Zach Randolph recorded his sixth double-double and third this month with 16 points and 10 rebounds on Tuesday.

2. Thunder rookie SG Alex Abrines scored in double figures in three of the last four games after reaching 10 points once in the first 28 contests.

3. Oklahoma City took two of the three meetings last season, including a 125-88 win in Memphis on Dec. 8, 2015.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder will cover the spread at +2.5 and the game will go over 198.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Thunder 102, Grizzlies 101 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
OKC TEAM MEM
107.0 PTS FOR 97.7
104.8 PTS AGNST 98.1
2.2 DIFF. -0.4
34.4 DEF REBOUNDS 33.1
11.2 OFF REBOUNDS 10.7
46.1 FG% 41.8
72.3 FT% 78.1
8.5 3 POINTERS 8.4
7.7 STEALS 8.8
INJURIES
OKLAHOMA CITY
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
MEMPHIS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
OKLAHOMA CITY
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City’s last 12 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Oklahoma City is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Memphis
MEMPHIS
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis’s last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’s last 5 games
Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Memphis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Memphis’s last 13 games at home
Memphis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City
Memphis is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Oklahoma City’s Overall Scoring vs Memphis’s Overall Defense 107.0 9 98.2 3
Oklahoma City’s Away Scoring vs Memphis’s Home Defense 104.0 11 94.7 2
Oklahoma City’s Road Rebounds vs Memphis’s Home Rebounds Allowed 45.1 5 42.7 16
Memphis’s Overall Scoring vs Oklahoma City’s Overall Defense 97.7 29 104.8 18
Memphis’s Home Scoring vs Oklahoma City’s Road Defense 96.1 29 107.4 21
Memphis’s Home Rebounds vs Oklahoma City’s Road Rebounds Allowed 46.6 5 40.4 2
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
OKLAHOMA CITY
No trends to report
MEMPHIS
Memphis is the second lowest scoring team in the league at 97.7 points per game.
Memphis has the worst field goal percentage in the league with just 41.8.
Memphis has allowed the third fewest points in the league at 98.1 per game.
Memphis allows the third least field goal percentage against in the league at 43.1.
Memphis gives up the third lowest free throw percentage allowing 74.1% per game.
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
Oklahoma City 46.1 45.3 0.9
Memphis 41.8 43.1 -1.3
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
Oklahoma City 11.2 34.4 45.6
Memphis 10.7 33.1 43.8
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
Oklahoma City 22.0 14.8 1.5
Memphis 20.0 12.7 1.6

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