Thunder vs. Grizzlies - 2/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (38-13) at Oklahoma City Thunder (27-25)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -6 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, FSOK
The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder play Wednesday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies have won 10 of their last 11 games and begin a four-game road trip. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 100.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 95.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 17.4 points and 5.4 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 12.1 rebounds and Jeff Green is shooting 40.4 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing less than 43 percent shooting in their last five games and have now won 15 of their last 17 games SU when allowing less than 100 points. The Grizzlies have clearly found their zone again and are quietly closing in on the top seed in the West.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last eight games and are getting closer to a playoff spot. On the season, OKC is averaging 100.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and is allowing 99 points on 43 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 25.9 points and 6.5 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.9 points and 7.6 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Reggie Jackson is dishing 4.3 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are back to playing well offensively, as they’re shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from deep in their last five games. OKC has been inconsistent much of the year on offense but has won nine of its last 11 games SU when topping 100 points.
The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The home team is 7-3-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Simply from a value point of view, I have to take the Grizzlies and the free points. One, Memphis has proven to be the better team and has the defense to slow down the Thunder offensively. Also, OKC hasn't been great against the number and hasn't even proven its back to being a championship caliber team. Give me the points.