Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/24/14 Game Three
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23) at Memphis Grizzlies (50-32)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +1.5 -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, TSOH, TNT
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies will play game three on Thursday night. The Grizzlies tied the series up 111-105 overtime win on Monday.
In the loss, the Thunder shot just 39.8 percent from the field and 30 percent from downtown. The lack of three point makes continue to haunt the Thunder, as they’re making just 26.4 percent in their last five games. A lot of those struggles from deep are coming from Russell Westbrook, who is shooting just 16 percent from three in his last four games. The Thunder have lost six of their last eight games when allowing 100 or more points. Kevin Durant has scored 33 or more points in four of his last five games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 44-38-2 ATS overall and 20-21 ATS on the road.
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While the Grizzlies took pride in forcing the Thunder into tough shots and putting pressure on Durant, they also shot the ball at 49.4 percent in the game two win. Four of the Grizzlies five starters scored in double figures, and Zach Randolph led the way with 25 points. Randolph is shooting 49 percent from the field in his last five games. It’s not often the Grizzlies allow 100 or more points, they have won their last three games when doing so. The Grizzlies now return home, a place where they allow just 96 points on 44.8 percent shooting. The Memphis Grizzlies are 37-44-3 ATS overall and 18-23 ATS at home.
The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Thunder are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings, while the favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I really like the way the Grizzlies are playing lately and really like them at home. They've shown they won't back down, and they should pick up another win tonight.