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Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/26/2019 NBA Spread and Picks

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12-26-2019 NBA Spread and Picks

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/26/2019 – The Thunder stunned a returning Paul George and made a statement against the Los Angeles Clippers back on December 22 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The win brings them up to a four-game winning streak and they are not pulling the breaks yet when they host the Memphis Grizzlies. This match will happen on Thursday, December 26 at 8 pm and it will be televised the Fox Sports Oklahoma. Live streaming is also available for NBA League Pass subscribers and at SofaScore. The Grizzlies lost three of their last four games and will look to find more consistency. The streaking Thunder is favored by NBA Over Under Picks to take the victory over the struggling Grizzlies.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/26/2019

When: December 26, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/26/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Memphis Grizzlies +6.5 (-110) 224 o (-110) +230

Oklahoma City Thunder
-6.5 (-110) 224 u (-110) -280
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Memphis Grizzlies Betting

The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the San Antonio Spurs in their last game and their defense has been the problem as they allowed their opponents to score 145 points. Their matchup problem against LaMarcus Aldridge was terrible for them as he scored 40 points. Rookie point guard Ja Morant is also having a hard time setting up the offense and it was evident with him just giving four assists. It was also a bad night for Jae Crowder when he shot 1-of-9 from the field. Overall, this Grizzlies team needs to be more consistent but their defense needs more work. With a veteran point guard Chris Paul and Dennis Shroeder as the floor generals for OKC, they have a great basketball IQ and will easily see defensive flaws and will seek to capitalize every time.

Players to watch: J. Morant PG 25 GP 25 GS 29.4 MIN 18.2 PTS 0.7 OR 2.4 DR 3.2 REB 6.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 1.8 PF 2 AST/TO 18.5 PER
J. Jackson Jr. PF 30 GP 30 GS 27.6 MIN 17.6 PTS 1 OR 3.5 DR 4.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.6 STL 1.3 BLK 1.8 TO 4.1 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.72 PER
D. Brooks SG 31 GP 31 GS 27.9 MIN 14.5 PTS 1 OR 2.6 DR 3.5 REB 2.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 3.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 12.26 PER.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

As the season goes along, the Oklahoma City Thunder is erasing the notion that they are tanking this season. Chris Paul is owed huge money and is rumored on the trading block but there seems to be no takers for his overpriced contract. However, the Thunder seems to be cashing in with his the way Paul has been leading the team in contrary when they had Russell Westbrook at the point. The Thunderโ€™s defense has been clicking as well when they limited Paul George to shoot 6-of-17 from the field. However, the Clippers played without Kawhi Leonard. Steven Adams was outworking every player inside as he made 20 points, 17 rebounds and three steals. Shai Gigeous-Alexander and Dennis Shroeder had 32 and 28 points respectively. With the pieces coming together, Memphis has to do a lot to beat OKC in this match.

Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 29 GP 29 GS 35.1 MIN 19.1 PTS 0.6 OR 4.4 DR 5 REB 3 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO 1.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.64 PER
D. Schroder PG 29 GP 0 GS 29.9 MIN 18.1 PTS 0.3 OR 3.7 DR 3.9 REB 3.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 3 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 16.01 PER
C. Paul PG 29 GP 29 GS 31.4 MIN 16.1 PTS 0.3 OR 4.1 DR 4.4 REB 6.3 AST 1.6 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 2.4 PF 3.5 AST/TO 21.06 PER.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/26/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis’ last 7 games.
Memphis are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
Memphis are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Oklahoma City.
Grizzlies are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis’ last 7 games on the road.
Memphis are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games this season.
Memphis are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Memphis are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games.
Oklahoma City are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma City’s last 10 games against Memphis.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games at home.
Oklahoma City are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Memphis.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games this season.
Oklahoma City are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Oklahoma City are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Thunder are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games played in December.

Injuries

Memphis Grizzlies

Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely

Oklahoma City Thunder

Danilo Gallinari SF Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Memphis
Hamidou Diallo SG Elbow is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Memphis Grizzlies Oklahoma City Thunder
39-42-1 Against the Spread 44-43
36-45-1 Straight Up 41-44-2
103 Points per Game 113
106 Points Allowed per Game 111
45.87 Offensive FG% 47.14
77.12 Offensive FT% 79.94
35.33 Offensive 3PT% 35.29
46.16 Defensive FG% 45.69
79.5 Defensive FT% 80.41
37.49 Defensive 3PT% 33.92

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

The Memphis Grizzliesโ€™ chances to win this game are very bleak according to Top Online Sportsbook, especially how they showed up on defense against the Spurs. The Thunder have a lot of talented guards and Adams being dominating inside will create more problems for the Grizzlies even more.

Moneyline: Having the upper hand, the ML given for the Thunder is at -280. On the other side, Grizzlies are at +230.

ATS: It is 6.5 points across the spread between the Grizzlies and OKC but the Thunder owns a -6.5 in this match.

TOTALs: This game expects to reach a total of 224 with the Thunder going under while Grizzlies are over.

Score Prediction: 120 – 108 Thunder