Memphis vs. Oklahoma City Game 5 Point Spread Pick
- Updated: April 28, 2014
Time: 9 PM EST Tuesday April 29, 2014, NBATV
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of a Western Conference playoff series.
This best of 7 series is tied at 2 games apiece.
In their last games: In Game 4 the Thunder beat the Grizzlies 92-89 in OT.
In the Game 4 win Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson came off the bench to score 32 points and while the Thunder did not have a good shooting game they held the Grizzlies to a FG% of 37.2%
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Grizzlies are 8-3-2 ATS in their last 13 games against the Thunder.
In the last 21 games between these 2 teams in Oklahoma City the total has gone Over 15 times.
The last 3 games of this season have gone to overtime.
Point Spread: Oklahoma City -6
Total Line: 186.5
Money Line: Grizzlies +235 / Thunder -275
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Memphis Grizzlies: 52-34 SU 38-44-4 ATS
Oklahoma City Thunder: 61-25 SU 44-39-3 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• MEM is 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
• MEM is 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games.
• MEM has an Under record of 20-8 in their last 28 road games.
• OKC is 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 home games.
• OKC is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• OKC has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Memphis Grizzlies: 93.14
Oklahoma City Thunder: 96.29
Key Player Injuries
Quincy Pondexter G/F Sidelined Dec 9 foot Out for season
No injuries to report at this time.
Point Spread Pick:
The Grizzlies looked out of sorts in the opener shooting a pathetic 36.3% from the field as the Thunder lead throughout in an easy 100 -86 victory. Since Game 1 though Memphis has given Oklahoma City everything they can handle taking them to OT in 3 straight games and getting the W in two of them. You could make an argument for either side in Game 5, but in a game that anyone could win I’ll take the side getting the points. Take the Memphis Grizzlies +6.