Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies- 12/17/19 NBA Odds, Pick, & Prediction

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5 . Total 218.0

The Memphis Grizzlies are on the road for a clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The Grizzlies are (10-17), coming off a 118-111 win over the Miami Heat.  The Oklahoma City Thunder are (12-14), after upending the Chicago Bulls, 109-106.

In the Grizzlies win over the Heat, Memphis was led on offense by Jonas Valanciunas.  Valanciunas connected on 8 of 9 attempts from the floor, making 4 foul shots, registering 21 point and 10 rebounds.  The Grizzlies shot 49% from the floor and 36% from deep.  Memphis out rebounded Miami, 56 to 46 on the night.  The Grizzlies dominated the paint, out scoring the Heat, 54 to 40.  The Grizzlies shot 70% from the foul line.

In the Thunder win over the Bulls, Oklahoma City was guided offensively by Chris Paul.  Paul converted on 9 of 12 attempts from the floor, while making all 6 foul shots, finishing with 30 points and 8 assists.  The Thunder shot 50% from the floor and 47% from 3-point range.  The Thunder won the game from the foul line, out scoring the Bulls 23 to 11.  Oklahoma City struggled to secure the ball, committing 26 turnovers.

Recent Betting Trends:

Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Grizzlies are 1-9 SU in their last 10 against the the Thunder.

The over is 4-2 in Grizzlies last 6 games.

Thunder are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.

Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Western Conference. 

The under is 6-3 in Thunder last 9 games.

The Thunder have controlled this series recently, winning 9 of the last 10 matchups.  Oklahoma City has also won 4 of their last 6 games overall.  However, the grizzlies have won 4 of their last 5 games overall.  The Thunder have a winning record at home, going 8-5, while the Grizzlies are 5-6 on the road.  The Thunder are 7-1 ATS as the favorite, while the Grizzlies are 9-16 as the underdog ATS.  Both teams have looked good as of late, but the Thunder are at home and are the favorites here.  The Thunder have profited well when pegged as the favorite.  Final score prediction, Thunder will win and cover, 112-104.  

 

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Chris’s Pick OKC -6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.