Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/1/14 Game Six
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23) at Memphis Grizzlies (50-32)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +2.5 -- Over/Under: 185 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSSM, TNT
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies will meet Thursday night in game six of the NBA playoffs. Of course, the Grizzlies lead the Thunder with a 3-2 series lead.
The Thunder lost game five, 100-99 in overtime, and OKC shot poorly from the field once again. The Thunder shot under 40 percent from the field in the loss and are shooting 39.7 percent and 28.6 percent from three in this series. The three-ball struggles continue to be an issue for the Thunder, and they start with Kevin Durant, who is shooting 28.6 percent from downtown in this series. The Grizzlies defense has really made life difficult for the Thunder offensively, and OKC is now 2-7 SU in its last nine games when allowing 100-plus points. The Oklahoma City Thunder are also 44-40-3 ATS overall and 20-22-1 ATS on the road.
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The Grizzlies aren’t playing flashy basketball, but their defense is certainly getting the job done. During this series, the Grizzlies are holding the Thunder to 39.7 percent shooting from the field and 98.2 points. The Grizzlies are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when allowing less than 100 points. Offensively, it hasn’t been pretty for the Grizzlies who are shooting 41.9 percent during the series, but Mike Miller is shooting 50 percent from downtown and scored 21 points in the game five win. The Memphis Grizzlies are 39-44-4 ATS overall and 19-23-1 ATS at home.
The Thunder are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The Grizzlies are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Memphis.
While the Thunder may be the better overall team, the Grizz have given them everything and more on the defensive side and have really frustrated OKC. There's a ton of value in getting Memphis at home plus money. That's why I'm going to advise you ignore the points and take the Grizzlies moneyline to really maximize your profits.