Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 32-25. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 106.2 points per contest while giving up 102.7 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 18-37. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-33-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 25-32-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 25-29-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-31-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/12/18 F Carmelo Anthony Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Cleveland
02/12/18 PG Russell Westbrook Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
02/11/18 SG Wayne Selden Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Abdominal is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 25.5 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 10.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Paul George averages 22.4 points per contest in 36.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Marc Gasol has scored 17.9 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per game this season for the Grizzlies. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. JaMychal Green averages 10.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 26.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.2 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.54 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.1 per game. The Thunder allow 102.7 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the NBA with 98.9 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.65. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.9. The Grizzlies are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Grizzlies give up 102.6 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.1 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 41.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 26th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Memphis is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Grizzlies are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -6
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