Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies - 2/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (11-12) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (11-16)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)
Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -7 -- Over/Under: 225 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.8 points and seven rebounds. Hamidou Diallo is the third double-digit scorer and Luguentz Dort is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.4 points and eight assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 16.6 points and 11.1 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Clarke is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 37-17 ATS in their last 54 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 games as an underdog. The over is 6-0 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The Thunder are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Memphis and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies probably should be the favorite because they're the better team overall, but they're not playing good basketball right now and they lose at home by an average of 6.1 points. The Oklahoma City Thunder obviously have issues of their own, but they're a team that competes, and they're 11-3 against the spread on the road where they lose by an average of just 2.4 points. This line is showing too much respect to the Grizzlies. Give me the points.