Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/18/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (10-17) at Oklahoma City Thunder (12-14)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5 -- 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 action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 110.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 46 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.8 points and 6.5 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last six road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 18 points and five rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.8 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.3 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won three of their last four home games.
The Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 26-12 ATS in their last 38 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 road games. The over is 6-2 in Thunder last 8 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.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are playing well, they're 16-10 ATS and they're fresh off a big comeback win over the Chicago Bulls. Even with that, I don't understand why the Memphis Grizzlies are this big of an underdog given their play over the last week, the young core that's coming together and the fact they're winning their last five games by an average of 5.2 points. The Grizzlies have some solid wins under their belt this month and should have your attention at this point. I'll take the points.