Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 12 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 22-33. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.9 as they average 100.4 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 34-19 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 115.2 points per game and surrender 110.0, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-30-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-34-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-23-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/05/19 F JaMychal Green Knee is questionable Thursday vs Oklahoma City
02/05/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Oklahoma City
02/05/19 C Joakim Noah Heel is questionable Thursday vs Oklahoma City
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/27/19 G Garrett Temple Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Mike Conley averages 20.4 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Russell Westbrook averages 21.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per game and has 11.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Paul George averages 28.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 5th in the league with 115.2 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.3. The Thunder are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Thunder surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game.
The Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. 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 20th in the league. Memphis is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +12
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