Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/2/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
FedExForum is where the Memphis Grizzlies (11-10) will go up against the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-14) on Thursday.
The Thunder faced off with the Rockets and took a loss by a score of 102-89 in their last contest. Oklahoma City finished the game with a 35.6% field goal percentage (31 of 87) and buried 7 of 43 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Thunder made 20 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 16 dimes in this game while forcing 5 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When discussing defending, Oklahoma City allowed their opponent to shoot 41.7% from the floor on 40 out of 96 shooting. Houston doled out 60 assists and had 31 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Houston snagged 51 boards (9 offensive, 42 defensive) and earned 10 blocked shots. Houston finished the game at 63.6% from the free throw line by making 7 of 11 attempts. They also buried 15 out of their 46 attempts from three-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Thunder finished with 14 and the Rockets recorded 13 fouls.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. Gilgeous-Alexander walked away from this one shooting 45.0% from the floor and dished out 4 assists. He played for 33 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. He walked away with 22 points on 9 out of 20 shooting.
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Oklahoma City steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 6-14 so far this year. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Oklahoma City is collecting 47.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 404 dimes this season, which has them ranked 30th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Thunder are shooting 30.5% on shots from beyond the arc (234 of 768) and 73.7% from the free throw line. They average 98.5 pts per contest (30th in the NBA) while connecting on 40.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Thunder are able to force 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 15th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 484 surrendered on the season. The Thunder are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.6% (781 of 1,792) and they surrender 48.4 boards per game as a squad. They give up 35.3% on three-point shots and they are 12th in the league in opponents points per game (105.8).
In their last game, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 98-91 when they faced the Raptors. In relation to cleaning up the glass, Memphis allowed Toronto to get 33 overall (11 on the offensive side). They shot 25.6% from three-point range by shooting 10 of 39 and finished the contest at 9 out of 12 from the charity stripe (75.0%). The Grizzlies permitted the Raptors to knock down 36 of their 91 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.6% in this contest. In all, the Grizzlies walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 93 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.7%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Memphis converted 10 of their 34 attempts (29.4%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.2%. The Raptors earned 18 fouls in this contest which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They also turned it over 17 times, while earning 13 steals for the contest. The Grizzlies were able to pull down 36 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards for a total of 54 in this game.
Jaren Jackson pitched in for the Grizzlies in this contest. Jackson accumulated 25 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for this contest. He converted 8 of 14 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and totaled 6 rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 11-10 so far this season. The Grizzlies commit 18.8 fouls every game and they hit 77.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.0 times per game (6th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.5 times per game. Memphis has scored 2,311 pts so far this season (110.0 per game) and they collect 47.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Grizzlies are connecting on 44.4% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in the league.
The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 29th in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.4. They are able to force 14.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (27th in the league). The Memphis defense surrenders 38.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (294 of 756) and their opposition makes 77.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 26.7 dimes and 44.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 30th and 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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