Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies 4/5/17 Free NBA Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 4/4/2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 2 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 43-33. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 42-35. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 41-34-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 32-38-6 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 39-38-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 37-39-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/04/17 PG Andrew Harrison Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. San Antonio
04/04/17 C Marc Gasol Foot "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio
04/04/17 G Tony Allen Eye "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio
04/03/17 F JaMychal Green Shoulder is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. San Antonio
03/31/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Steven Adams averages 11.5 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Mike Conley averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.68 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.2 per game. The Thunder allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.73 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 26th with 12.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 92.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -2
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