Grizzlies vs Thunder Prediction - NBA Picks 4/9/23

Oklahoma City Thunder (39-42) vs Memphis Grizzlies (51-30)

Game Info: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 116.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 26.4 points and 8.1 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 21.6 points and 5 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 117.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.4 points and 5.4 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 16.6 points and 6.1 assists. Jalen Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Luguentz Dort is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The Grizzlies are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 33-10 ATS in their last 43 Sunday games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 road games. The over is 37-17-1 in Thunder last 55 home games. The Grizzlies are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Oklahoma City and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.

Both teams are locked into where they're going to be for the postseason, so we're going to see endless backups. I like to take my chances with free points in spots like this, and it doesn't hurt that OKC is at home. The Oklahoma City Thunder are at their best at home, and they lose as underdogs by an average of just 2 points. Give me the home team and the free bucket.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +2

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