Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (11-20) at Oklahoma City Thunder (15-14)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 110.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.2 points and 6.5 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last six road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.1 points and five rebounds while Dennis Schroder is averaging 18.1 points and 3.8 assists. Danilo Gallinari 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 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won their last five home games.
The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The over is 6-1 in Grizzlies last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Thunder last 5 overall. The Grizzlies are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Oklahoma City and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are playing their best ball of the season right now and are winning their last five games by an average of 4.6 points while shooting 51.2 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies have been competitive at times, but they lose on the road by an average of 7.3 points and are a rough 7-12 ATS this season when an underdog of five or more points. OKC is a team that's starting to grow on me over the last week or so. I'll lay the chalk with the Thunder.