Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/11/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (24-16) at Oklahoma City Thunder (23-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder do battle at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday.
The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last eight games but they'll be aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Jazz in an 88-79 win over the Jazz. Mike Conley led the team with 19 points and nine assists, Marc Gasol added 17 points while Zach Randolph chipped in with 13 points off the bench as the Grizzlies took full advantage of a Jazz team who were playing their second night of a back to back set. It was a close contest from start to finish, but the Grizzlies were superb on defense as they held the Jazz to 39 percent shooting from the field while forcing them into 18 turnovers. With the win, Memphis improves to 24-16 overall and 14-7 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have lost four of their last seven games but they will be gunning for a third straight win after blowing past the Bulls in a 109-94 win on Monday. Steven Adams led the team in scoring with 22 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 points with nine rebounds and 14 assists while Enes Kanter had 20 points with 11 rebounds off the bench as the Thunder shot 57 percent from the field to easily defeat the Bulls and improve to 23-16 overall and 9-10 on the road where they had lost four straight before Monday's win.
Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 against the Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last four games playing on two days rest, while the Thunder are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Head to head, the Grizzles are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Oklahoma City, the favorite is 15-5-2 ATS in the last 22 meetings and the home team is 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings.
The Grizzlies have been hot and cold over the last couple of weeks but they looked good in their win over the Jazz so an upset could be on the cards. However, the Thunder look to be on the rise with Westbrook leading the way and I'm backing them to stay hot with another solid home win here.