With Tuesday’s round of online NBA betting action in the books, those who bet on basketball games online have come one step closer to witnessing history in the making. Russell Westbrook, who led the Thunder to a titanic 110-79 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, has now tied Oscar Robertson’s NBA record of 41 single-season triple-doubles. It’s a legendary accomplishment, and its Westbrook’s way of showing the world that he doesn’t need Kevin Durant.
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Westbrook will have the opportunity to surpass Robertson Wednesday night when the Thunder head to Memphis to face off against the Grizzlies. This contest will be particularly important to Memphis, who could get passed in conference standings by the Trail Blazers. However, it’s hard to imagine anybody getting in the way of Westbrook’s plight to make history.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies – Wednesday, April 5,
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
TV: Local Broadcasts
Online NBA Betting Line:
Oklahoma City Thunder TBP
Memphis Grizzlies TBP
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder come crashing into this contest with a 44-33 record that ranks the franchise 2nd in the Northwest Division and 6th in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is right on track to make the postseason for the second consecutive season, and will be looking to bring some glory to the still young club. But in order to do that the Thunder will need to find some consistency, something they haven’t had as of late considering they’ve gone 1-3 in their last 3 contests. Counting Wednesday night’s matchup, the Thunder still have 5 games left on the schedule – plenty of time for Westbrook to set a new high for the league’s single-season triple-double record.
To help overcome the Grizzlies the Thunder will be looking for yet another triple-double performance from Russell Westbrook. Unsurprisingly, Westbrook is averaging a triple-double for the season, with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per contest. Westbrook will be looking to get some help from Victor Oladipo, who is Oklahoma City’s second leading point-scorer. Oladipo is averaging 16.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per contest.
The Grizzlies are hanging on to make the playoffs and enter this contest sporting a 42-36 record that ranks the franchise 3rd in the Southwest Division, and 7th in the Western Conference. Memphis is currently two games behind the Thunder, but owns a 4-game lead over 8th place Portland, which should be good enough to guarantee the Grizzlies a spot in this year’s postseason. Memphis has gone 2-6 in their last 8 games, but will be happy to make the playoffs for the 6th consecutive season.
To help deliver an online NBA betting upset, the Grizzlies will turn to Mike Conley. Conley is leading the team in points with his average of 20.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game. Second in points for the team is Marc Gasol who is putting up 19.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per contest.