Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 11-13. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 98.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 8-16. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 101.0, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-16-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-16-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 8-15-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-17-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/08/17 F Jerami Grant Hip is "?" Saturday vs Memphis
12/08/17 F Paul George Calf is "?" Saturday vs Memphis
12/08/17 PG Russell Westbrook Hip is probable Saturday vs Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/08/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Toronto
12/07/17 C Marc Gasol Foot injured last game, is probable Friday vs Toronto
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Russell Westbrook averages 22.9 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.7 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Tyreke Evans averages 17.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Marc Gasol averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 101.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.88 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.3 per game. The Thunder allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 28th in the league with 97.7 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.25. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Grizzlies are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Grizzlies surrender 101 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.2 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Thunder are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Oklahoma City is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Memphis is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Grizzlies are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -4
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