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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Line
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5
TV Channel
FSSE, FSOK
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 100.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.4 points and 6.4 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost 13 of their last 15 road games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.4 points and 11.1 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won their last four home games.

The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Thunder are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Oklahoma City and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 12-2 in Thunder last 14 overall. The under is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall.

The Memphis Grizzlies simply don't have an NBA roster to play, as there's a good portion of their team sidelined due to injury and Marc Gasol isn't playing in this contest due to possibly being traded. The Grizzlies will be rolling with a ton of bench players and guys who are lucky to be in the league. The Oklahoma City Thunder are playing their best ball of the season, which includes wins in nine of their last 12 games and winning their last five by an average of 7.2 points. This is a ton of chalk to lay in an NBA game, but I have no choice given the Grizzlies roster situation. 

Pick:
Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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