Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 10/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 10/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (2-1)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -4 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA preseason action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Memphis Grizzlies look to build on their 2-1 preseason record when they take to the road for the first time. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 110 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 14.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last seven preseason games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory to finish the preseason with a 3-1 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 99.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.3 points and 4.7 rebounds while Steven Adams is averaging 18 points and 6.5 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and Hamidou Diallo is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last six preseason games.

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The over is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Grizzlies are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Oklahoma City. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

While it's the Oklahoma City Thunder who are playing better basketball this preseason, neither team is worth running to the window for in a spot like this. Instead, I view this as a sluggish game between two teams that can have issues scoring the ball and butter their bread by being scrappy and getting after it defensively. I'll take the under in what should be an ugly, slow and painful basketball game. 

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Randy’s Pick Under 217.5

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