At 7:00 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies will travel to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at Paycom Center. This Western Conference matchup will be televised on BSO.

The Thunder (-1188) are currently favored by 15 points over the Grizzlies (+731) in a game with an over/under of 219.5. Oklahoma City is currently on a two-game win streak and sits atop the Western Conference with a record of 44-19. Memphis is 13th in the West and has a record of 22-42.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -15

This game will be played at Paycom Center at 7:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-95 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Can the Grizzlies Pull Off a Road Win?

Memphis is 19-13 against the spread on the road this season, and they have covered the spread in their last three road games. As underdogs, they are 26-22 ATS compared to 12-20 ATS as the home team. The Grizzlies have also failed to cover the spread in their last four games as the home team.

In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Hawks by a score of 99-92. The O/U line for that game was 215 points, and Memphis was getting 3.5 points as the underdog.

This season, Memphis has an O/U record of 29-34-1, and their games have averaged 218.3 points per game. In their last game, the Grizzlies and Hawks combined for just 191 points, which was well below the O/U line.

As the underdog, Memphis has gone 16-32 this season, and they are 15-17 straight-up on the road. Currently, they are 4th in the Southwest Division and 13th in the Western Conference with a record of 22-42.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Grizzlies are 30th in the league in scoring at just 106 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 108.9 points per game.

Memphis is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 13.3 made threes per game. However, they are last in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at just 34%.

Overall, the Grizzlies are 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the league at 98 possessions per game.

This season, the Grizzlies’ defense is the 9th ranked defense in the NBA at 9th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 62.5% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.9% from downtown.

Will Oklahoma City Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Today, the Thunder are looking to extend their winning streak to three games. They are currently in 1st place in the Western Conference with a record of 44-19.

Oklahoma City’s most recent win came against the Heat, with the Thunder winning by a score of 107-100. The O/U line for that game was 226.5 points.

For the season, the Thunder have an average scoring differential of +11.6 points per game at home. On the road, their scoring differential is +3.7 PPG.

Oklahoma City is 39-24 against the spread this season, but they have failed to cover in their last three games. At home, they are 21-10 ATS compared to 18-14 on the road.

In their last three games, the Thunder have been favored by an average of 8.5 points per game. Today, they are favored by 15 points and have a 28-19 ATS record as the favorite.

The average over/under line in Thunder games this season is 233.8 points, which is higher than today’s line of 219.5. OKC has a season O/U record of 34-28-1.

At home, the Thunder are averaging 123.1 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in the league with 120.8 points per game.

Oklahoma City has been the most efficient three-point shooting team in the NBA this season, hitting 39% of their attempts. They are also 2nd in field goal percentage at 50%.

In terms of pace, the Thunder are 12th in the league with 99.6 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, they are 12th in the NBA with an average of 26.8 per game.

At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 12th, allowing 113.2 points per game. Most recently, the Thunder’s defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 100 points to the Heat.