At 8:00 ET, the Oklahoma City Thunder (-388) will travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies (+303). The Thunder are favored by 9 points, and the over/under line is set at 219.5.

OKC is 46-20 and 2nd in the Western Conference, while Memphis is 13th in the West and has a record of 23-44.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -9

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-106 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.

Will the Thunder Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

Today, the Thunder are favored by 9 points against the Grizzlies. This season, Oklahoma City has been favored in 50 of their 66 games and has a record of 37-13 in those games. As the favorite, they have an ATS record of 29-21 and have gone 40-26 overall.

Oklahoma City's ATS record on the road is 18-14 compared to 22-12 at home. On the road, they are 19-13 straight-up and have an average scoring differential of +3.7 points per game.

In their last game, the Thunder beat the Mavericks by a score of 126-119. The O/U line for that game was 233.5, and OKC was favored by 9.5 points. This improved their overall record to 46-20, which is 2nd in the Western Conference.

This season, the Thunder have an O/U record of 35-30-1, and their games have averaged 233.9 points per game. Today's O/U line of 219.5 is lower than their season average of 233.7.

Oklahoma City's most recent ATS losses have come in their last two games, and their ATS record for the season is 40-26. In their last game vs. the Mavericks, the combined scoring of 245 points went over the O/U line of 233.5.

This season, the Thunder are 3rd in the NBA in scoring at 120.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 118.6 points per game.

Oklahoma City is 2nd in the league in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also 1st in three-point shooting at 39%.

When it comes to pace, the Thunder are 12th in the NBA at 99.6 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 12th in the league with 26.9 per contest.

At present, the Thunder's defense is ranked 13th, allowing 113.1 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Thunder are causing 11.5 turnovers per game, ranking 3rd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 1st in rejections, averaging 6.7 blocked shots each game.

Can the Grizzlies Pull the Upset at Home?

Today, the Grizzlies are 9-point underdogs at home against the Thunder. In their last four games, Memphis has also been the underdog. As the underdog, they have gone 17-34 this season, with an average scoring differential of -7.7 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies lost to the Hornets by a score of 110-98. Memphis came into the game as 2.5-point underdogs, and the O/U line was 202.5. The teams combined for 208 points, which went over the O/U line.

This season, Memphis has an average scoring differential of -7.4 points per game at home. Their home record is 8-26 straight-up, and they are 13-21 against the spread at home. Currently, the Grizzlies are 5th in the Western Conference standings and 13th in the West with a record of 23-44.

For the season, the Grizzlies have an O/U record of 30-36-1, and their games have averaged 218 points per game. In their last five games, the average scoring line has been 221.6 points.

Heading into tonight's game, the Grizzlies are one of the NBA's worst offenses, ranking 30th in points per game at 105.7. At home, they are scoring just 103.1 points per game.

One of the reasons for the Grizzlies' offensive struggles is their poor shooting. They are shooting just 43% from the field this season, which is the worst mark in the league. Memphis is also one of the worst teams inside the arc, ranking 30th in two-point field goal percentage.

Despite their struggles shooting the ball, the Grizzlies are one of the league's most frequent three-point shooting teams. They are 5th in three-point attempts but are hitting just 34% of their shots from beyond the arc.

At present, the Grizzlies' defense is ranked 9th, allowing 112.2 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.8% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 37.9% from downtown.