Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/29/14 Game Five
Memphis Grizzlies (50-32) at Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -6 -- Over/Under: 186.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, FSOK, NBATV
The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder will play a critical game five of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday with the series tied 2-2.
The Grizzlies lost game four in overtime, 92-89 after shooting just 37.2 percent from the field and 30 percent from beyond the arc. The Grizzlies are shooting just 27.3 percent from three in their last five games and 66.7 percent from the free throw line in their last five games. Mike Conley is 2-20 from downtown in this series and Zach Randolph has shot under 36 percent from the field in three of the first four games. However, the Grizzlies defense has been terrific, allowing just 41.6 percent shooting in their last five games, and Memphis is now 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when holding a team under 100 points. The Memphis Grizzlies are 38-44-4 ATS overall and 19-21-3 ATS on the road.
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The Thunder didn’t have their best game either in game four, shooting just 36.7 percent from the field and turning the ball over 21 times. OKC has also had its troubles shooting from deep, as the Thunder are shooting just 24.8 percent from three in their last five games, which includes 25.6 percent from Kevin Durant. This series simply hasn’t been a great shooting display for the Thunder, a team that’s usually one of the better shooting teams in the league. Defensively, the Thunder are allowing 43.4 percent shooting in their last five games and are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games when holding a team under 100 points. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 44-39-3 ATS overall and 24-17-2 ATS at home.
The Grizzlies are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 Conference Quarterfinals games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Thunder are 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 4-1-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
With the way this series has come down to the wire in the first four games, you'd be a fool to take anything other than the Grizz and the points. Don't be surprised if Memphis wins SU.