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Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/14/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3-14-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/14/2021 – The Memphis Grizzlies have evened up their win-loss record and have a good chance to go above .500 in their next game. They will be facing the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder on the road at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City this coming Sunday, March 14. Tip-off begins at exactly 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time with the live coverage seen at FOX Sports Oklahoma and FOX Sports Southeast. NBA League Pass subscription is the best way to enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Memphis Grizzlies are forecasted to win this game on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder as seen in NBA spreads.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/14/2021

When: March 14, 2021 2:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: FOX Sports Oklahoma | FOX Sports Southeast
Stream: NBA League Pass

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/14/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Memphis Grizzlies -5.5 (-111) 220.5 o (-111) -222
Oklahoma City Thunder +5.5 (-111) 220.5 u (-111) +180
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Memphis Grizzlies Betting

The Memphis Grizzlies find themselves on a 17-all record in the NBA Western Conference standings and are trailing the Golden State Warriors for the ninth place by two games. This team was above .500 just a few days ago but losing to the Denver Nuggets brought them back to an even record. Dillon Brooks had 20 points to lead the team in scoring and he is tied with Brandon Clarke who came up with 20 markers from the bench as well. Ja Morant shot 5-of-16 from the field to tally 16 points and nine rebounds but Jonas Valanciunas chipped in a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Players to watch: J. Morant PG 26 GP 26 GS 31 MIN 19.7 PTS 0.8 OR 2.6 DR 3.4 REB 7.8 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.9 TO 1.5 PF 2.7 AST/TO 18.95 PER

J. Valanciunas C 29 GP 28 GS 27.7 MIN 16 PTS 3.6 OR 8 DR 11.6 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.7 BLK 2 TO 3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.81 PER

D. Brooks SG 31 GP 31 GS 29.2 MIN 15.8 PTS 0.9 OR 2.2 DR 3.1 REB 2.6 AST 1.4 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 3.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 10.91 PER.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a 16-22 record and are placed fourth to the last in the NBA Western Conference standings. This team had two games to start the second half of the season and they split up those matches one to one. Their most recent matchup was a blowout loss against the New York Knicks, 97-119. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did not play in this game and it was Al Horford leading the team in scoring with 16. Lou Dort did 14 points and five rebounds while Kenrich Williams did 13 points off the bench. Four other players scored double-figures but still lost by a wide margin due to the lack of defense.

Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 31 GP 31 GS 34 MIN 23.5 PTS 0.6 OR 4.4 DR 5 REB 6.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 2.9 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 22.33 PER

A. Horford C 25 GP 25 GS 28.2 MIN 14.3 PTS 1 OR 5.8 DR 6.8 REB 3.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1.1 TO 1.8 PF 3.2 AST/TO 17.26 PER

L. Dort SF 36 GP 36 GS 29.7 MIN 12.4 PTS 0.7 OR 2.8 DR 3.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 1.5 TO 2.4 PF 1 AST/TO 9.08 PER.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/14/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis’ last 8 games.
Memphis are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against Oklahoma City.
Memphis are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Oklahoma City.
Grizzlies are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games on the road.
Memphis are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
Memphis are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis’ last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games.
Their total has gone OVER in 9 of Oklahoma City’s last 13 games against Memphis.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games at home.
Oklahoma City are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Memphis.
Oklahoma City are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City’s last 13 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Oklahoma City are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in March.
Oklahoma City are 14-0 ATS in their last 14 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Memphis Grizzlies

Grayson Allen SG Concussion is probable Sunday vs Oklahoma City
Jaren Jackson Jr. PF Knee is out indefinitely

Oklahoma City Thunder

Trevor Ariza SF Personal is out indefinitely
George Hill PG Thumb is out indefinitely
Hamidou Diallo SG Groin is “?” Monday vs San Antonio
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG Quad is “?” Sunday vs Memphis
Darius Bazley PF Shoulder is “?” Sunday vs Memphis
Josh Hall SF Knee is “?” Sunday vs Memphis

Head-to-Head
Memphis Grizzlies Oklahoma City Thunder
20-14-0 Against the Spread 20-16-1
16-18-0 Straight Up 18-19-0
112 Points per Game 106
111 Points Allowed per Game 112
46.52 Offensive FG% 44.61
78.99 Offensive FT% 73.94
35.83 Offensive 3PT% 34.36
46.82 Defensive FG% 46.06
78 Defensive FT% 75.63
37.17 Defensive 3PT% 34.93

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

With no Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the Oklahoma City Thunder are going to have a hard time beating NBA teams. The Memphis Grizzlies are seen by the online sportsbook to be the best bet to win this match against the Thunder.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Grizzlies for this game is at -222 while home team Thunder is +180.

ATS: It is 5.5 points on the ATS for both teams with the Grizzlies getting the -5.5 while the Thunder are at +5.5.

TOTALs: The given total for this game is pegged at 220.5 with the Thunder the team under and the Grizzlies are over.

Score Prediction: 113 – 105, Grizzlies