Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/17/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (11-18) vs Memphis Grizzlies (19-9)
Game Info: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +7 -- Over/Under: 233 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Memphis Grizzlies have won 7 straight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost 5 straight games.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 115.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 27.7 points and 7.8 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 24.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31 points and 5.8 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 14.8 points and 5.4 assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Williams is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 20-8 in Grizzlies last 28 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Thunder last 5 overall. The Grizzlies are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to lose, they're on the end of a back to back, and they're losing by an average of 6.2 points during this losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are rested, and they're winning by an average of 9.7 points in the favorite role. I simply can't get behind OKC in this spot. Give me the Grizzlies and the reasonable chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies -7
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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