20* NBA Tuesday No-Doubt Rout on Oklahoma City Thunder -3
Oklahoma City vs. Memphis,
01/10/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 100 - 95
Point Spread: -3/-101 Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Thunder should be a much heavier favorite over the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. OKC has had Memphis' number dating back to last season, and I don't see that changing here Tuesday. The Thunder have won four of their last five meetings with the Grizzlies.
A big reason I expect OKC to win in a blowout tonight is the fact that Memphis will be without their best player. Zach Randolph has missed the past four games with a knee injury and he's expected to be out until late February. This team was already thin in the frontcourt with Darrell Arthur out for the season.
The Thunder are off to a fast 8-2 start and I don't see them slowing down. This is the best team in the West in my opinion and I have them going all the way to the NBA Finals. The Thunder won their first meeting of the season with Memphis 98-95 on the road despite Russell Westbrook having the worst shooting games of his career. He missed all 13 field goal attempts and finished with four points.
The Thunder are 29-13 ATS in their last 42 Tuesday games. OKC is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite of 0.5-4.5. The Grizzlies are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings with Memphis. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. Bet Oklahoma City Tuesday.