Oklahoma City Thunder (11-15) at Memphis Grizzlies (11-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the FedExForum on Wednesday night.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in a slump lately as they’ve lost seven of their past 10 games and they will be hoping to bounce back after last night’s 115-104 home loss to the Trailblazers. Luguentz Dort led the team with 23 points on eight of 18 shooting, Hamidou Diallo added 17 points off the bench while Darius Bazley chipped in with 14 points and six assists. As a team, the Thunder shot just 43 percent from the field and 10 of 33 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going early and were always fighting an uphill battle after scoring just 21 points in the first quarter. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sat out his fourth consecutive game with a knee sprain and he won’t be available on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have been in a slump of their own as they’ve lost six of their pats eight games and they will still be licking their wounds after last night’s 144-113 home loss to the Pelicans. Ja Morant led the team with 28 points, seven rebounds and eight assists on 12 of 16 shooting, Kyle Anderson added 19 points while Dillon Brooks chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 47 percent from the field and 13 of 31 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Pelicans in the first half, before getting absolutely blown off the floor in the second half where they allowed 81 points. The Grizzlies allowed the Pelicans to shoot a ridiculous 61 percent from the field and they just had no answer for Zion Williamson who torched them for 31 points on 13 of 16 shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 37-17 ATS in their last 54 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games overall. The Grizzlies are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on zero days' rest and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall.
The Thunder to keep up with the red-hot Trailblazers last night and it's going to be tough to keep up with a young Grizzlies team if Morant can get hot. The Grizzlies haven't been at their best lately, but they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on zero days' rest and I think that trend continues as they bounce back from their worst loss of the season with a solid win at home.