Thunder vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks 3/16/24

Memphis Grizzlies (23-44) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (46-20)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies +9 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday in NBA action at the FedExForum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder recently beat the Mavericks and Grizzlies while losing to the Pacers. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.8 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points and 6.4 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 19.2 points and 4 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies recently lost to the Hornets and Thunder while beating the Wizards. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 105.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 22.4 points and 2.1 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and GG Jackson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.1) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren rank 3rd in the league for total steals + blocks (204) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (105.7).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for field goal percentage this season (43.7%).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.7).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.7).

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction

The Memphis Grizzlies continue to compete, but they just don't have enough NBA players to consistently show up especially against good teams. The Oklahoma City Thunder keep racking up the victories, and they're 39-27 ATS on the season. Only the Magic have been more successful ATS in the NBA than the Thunder. We've said it many times this season, give me the cash cows and whatever the line is. OKC makes you money. I'll take the Thunder in a double-digit victory.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -9

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