Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -3
Visa Athletic Center is the site where Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (32-37, 3rd in the Southwest Division) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-25, 3rd in the Northwest Division) on Friday. Oklahoma City opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 225.
The Thunder are covering 62.7% of the time, having gone 42-25-0 ATS. Memphis is covering 50.0% of the time, going 34-34-1 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
08/05/20 PG Dennis Schroder Personal is questionable Friday vs Memphis
08/05/20 PF Mike Muscala Concussion missed last game, is questionable Friday vs Memphis
08/05/20 SG Terrance Ferguson Leg is questionable Friday vs Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
08/04/20 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Knee is out for season
07/29/20 PG Tyus Jones Knee is out indefinitely
07/21/20 SF Justise Winslow Hip is out for season
Danilo Gallinari comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Steven Adams averages 11.1 points per contest in 27.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Ja Morant scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 7.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kyle Anderson averages 5.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 19.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 110.7 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.6 per game. The Thunder allow 108.0 points per contest, which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 14th in the NBA with 112.7 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.39. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.9. The Grizzlies are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Grizzlies give up 114.1 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 8th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Memphis is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +3
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