Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 1.5 point favorites and the total is set at 199.5. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 20-12. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 20-14. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 98.1, good for a point differential of -0.4.
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Steven Adams comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.7 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.9 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Zach Randolph averages 13 points per game while playing 22.4 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Marc Gasol averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Oklahoma City averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.3 per game. The Thunder allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Memphis averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 105.8. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 103 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 17-14-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-18-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-17-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-18-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/18/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/28/16 PG Mike Conley Toe missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -1.5
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