Wednesday’s online betting NBA action is in the books and the biggest takeaway has to involve Russell Westbrook’s near-hopeless plight to get the Thunder deeper in the playoffs. As those betting on NBA games at online sportsbooks are well aware of, Westbrook set an NBA record this season for most single-season triple-doubles in NBA history. However, it wouldn’t be long before Westbrook would add another record to his list. In the Thunder’s 115-111 loss to the Houston Rockets, Westbrook was able to put up 51 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds – the most points ever recorded in a triple-double. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to get the Thunder a win. After doing everything he could to get his team a win, Westbrook must be feeling envious of Kevin Durant’s decision to depart from Oklahoma City.
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Those betting on NBA games this Thursday evening will have three different contests to choose from The Cavs and the Pacers will take to the court early in the evening, followed by Toronto and Milwaukee at 8:00 pm ET, and the Spurs and Grizzlies will close out Thursday’s online betting NBA action. Out of all three contests, the odds the bookmakers have given Memphis offers the most lucrative bet.
Game 3 – San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies – April 20th
When: 9:30 pm ET
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
Series: Spurs Lead 2-0
Online Betting NBA Odds:
San Antonio Spurs -3 ½ (-110) 185 (-110) -165
Memphis Grizzlies +3½ (-110) 185 (-110) +145
San Antonio Spurs
Ever since Gregg Popovich took over the Spurs in 1997, the Spurs have been synonymous with success in the NBA. With 5 NBA titles, 6 NBA Championship appearances, and a 20-year playoff appearance streak, in recent years, San Antonio has inarguably been the most successful franchise in the NBA. The Spurs finished the regular season with a 61-21 that allowed San Antonio to finish 1st in the Southwest Division and 2nd in the Western Conference.
So far in their series against Memphis, the Spurs have won both games by a decisive margin. They won Game 1 by nearly 30 points and Game 2 by 14. The Spurs were lead to a victory over the Grizzlies thanks to Kawhi Leonard’s 37 point, 11 rebound, and 2 assist performance.
Memphis turned in a 43-39 record this season that gave way to a 3rd place finish in the Southwest Division and a 7th place finish in the Western Conference. Last season, the Grizzlies were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round and David Fizdale, Memphis’ head coach, will do anything he can to ensure a different result for his franchise in 2017, including speaking his mind at the expense of the NBA.
After Game 2’s loss to the Spurs, Fizdale vented at the post-game press conference, stating that it is unacceptable that Kawhi Leonard received more free throws than his entire team. That certainly seems unfair, but the NBA decided that those comments would cost Fizdale 30K. However, the Grizzlies’ were moved by their coach’s determination to stick up for his players and they will be covering the tab for their head coach. We’ll have to see if Memphis’ camaraderie will be able to get them a win in Game 3.