Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 19-17 and a road record of 8-11. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 96 points per game while giving up 98.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 24-11 and a home record of 16-5. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.5 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Mike Conley averages 15.1 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 9.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kevin Durant averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Memphis averages 96 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.5 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 108.5 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 55.5 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 25th with 15.6 per game. The Thunder allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-19-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-20-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 14-21-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 13-22-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/05/16 F Kevin Durant Toe missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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