Grizzlies vs. Thunder - 4/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (42-33) at Memphis Grizzlies (51-24)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, SPSO, ESPN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies play Friday night at the FedExForum.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 101.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.6 points and 8.7 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 17.9 points and 11 rebounds. Dion Waiters is shooting 39.2 percent from the field and Anthony Morrow is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder need to keep winning if they hope to lockup the last playoff spot in the West. The Thunder are allowing 51.2 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost four of their last five road games. Steven Adams is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 98.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 95.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 16.3 points and 10.6 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing 5.3 assists and Jeff Green is shooting 42.2 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 45.7 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost five of their last six when allowing 100-plus points. The Grizzlies have won five of their last seven games on their homecourt. Tony Allen is doubtful with a hamstring injury.
The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Thunder are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overal.
The Grizzlies haven't exactly been consistent as of late, while the Thunder could really use a win to get closer to locking up the last playoff spot. The value in this game is with OKC and the points.