Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Total Pick
- Updated: April 20, 2014
Time: 8 PM EST Monday April 21, 2014, TNT
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of a Western Conference playoff series.
In Game 1 of this series the Thunder beat the Grizzlies 100-86.
The Thunder lead this best of 7 series 1-0.
In Game 1 the Thunder shot the ball decently, but they mainly won because of their defense, which held the Grizzlies to a FG% of 36.3%.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
This season the Thunder are 35-7 at home and the Grizzlies are 23-19 on the road.
The Thunder are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Grizzlies.
The favorite is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 4 games between these 2 teams.
In Game 1 Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 56 points.
Point Spread:Oklahoma City 7.5
Total Line: 189.5
Money Line: Grizzlies +275 / Thunder -330
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Memphis Grizzlies: 50-33-36 SU 36-44-3 ATS
Oklahoma City Thunder: 60-23 SU 44-37-2 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• MEM is 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
• MEM is 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.
• MEM has an Under record of 20-7 in their last 27 road games.
• OKC is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
• OKC is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win.
• OKC has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Memphis Grizzlies: 92.90
Oklahoma City Thunder: 96.50
Key Player Injuries
Tayshaun Prince F Sidelined Apr 4 flu Day-to-day
Quincy Pondexter G/F Sidelined Dec 9 foot Out for season
No injuries to report at this time.
The Grizzlies shot 36.3% from the field and 58.1% from the charity stripe. Look for those numbers to show a big improvement in Game 2. The Thunder shooters got cold in the 3rd scoring only 13 points but were still able to put up 100 on the board. Look for them to reach around the century mark again.
Take the OVER 189.5.