Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks and Tips 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 11.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 24-39. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -3.1 as they average 101.0 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 38-23 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 115.7 points per game and surrender 111.1, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-35-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-38-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-28-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-30-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/02/19 F Ivan Rabb Heel is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Dallas
03/02/19 G Avery Bradley Shoulder is probable Saturday vs Dallas
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
03/02/19 SF Paul George Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs San Antonio
Avery Bradley comes into this game averaging 9.2 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Mike Conley averages 20.2 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Paul George scores 28.6 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Russell Westbrook averages 22.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.3 rebounds per game and has 10.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.0 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104.1 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 23.0 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 4th in the NBA with 115.7 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.66. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.0 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.6. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Thunder give up 111.1 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 45.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 7th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Memphis is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Thunder are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 4th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -11.5
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