Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 11/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (6-4) at Memphis Grizzlies (5-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at the FedEx Forum.
The Thunder were enjoying a three-game win streak until they returned home and got scorched by the Celtics in a 100-85 upset last night. With Kevin Durant still sitting out with a hamstring injury, the Thunder turned to Russell Westbrook who was looking for his third straight triple-double but just couldn't put it all together. Westbrook still managed to pour in 27 points because he made 15 of 17 free throw attempts, but he shot just five of 20 from the field for easily his worst shooting performance on the season. Serge Ibaka chipped in with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, but no other player even had more than eight points as the Thunder shot just 36.4 percent from the field. With the loss, OKC falls to 6-4 on the season and 4-2 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies were struggling for a while with five losses from six games, but they've since won two straight after beating the Timberwolves by 114-106 last night. Jeff Green led six players in double figures with 21 points, Mike Conley added 20 points while Marc Gasol and Mario Chalmers chipped in with 16 points apiece as the Grizzlies shot a sizzling 56.3 percent from the field and 25 of 27 from the charity stripe. The Grizzlies have had trouble scoring points to start the season so it's really encouraging to finally see them firing on all cylinders, albeit against a Wolves team 0-5 at home.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last six against the Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days rest and 0-6 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Thunder are 1-4-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Memphis and the home team is a perfect 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
You never feel too confident putting any money on a team playing against Westbrook, but I think the Grizzlies have shown plenty of positive signs in their last two games and they should be good enough to win this one at home.