Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Point Spread Pick
- Updated: February 3, 2014
Time: 9 PM EST Monday February 3, 2014, FSOK
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Memphis Grizzlies in a Western Conference match up.
In their last games: The Grizzlies beat the Milwaukee Bucks 99-90 and the Thunder lost to the Washington Wizards 96-81.
The Grizzlies won their 6th straight game in the Bucks’ win and they came out with a W because their D held Milwaukee to a FG% of only 39.5%.
The Thunder had their 10-game winning streak snapped in the loss to the Wizards. Kevin Durant had his streak of 30+ point scoring games snapped as well and the Thunder only shot 39.7% from the floor.
The Thunder lost to the Grizzlies 90-87 on the road in their last meeting.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Thunder.
In the last 28 games between these 2 teams at Oklahoma City the total has gone Over 20 times.
This game is all about Kevin Durant and the 4th ranked OKC defense facing Memphis and their 3rd ranked defense.
Point Spread: Oklahoma City -8
Total Line: 190.5
Money Line: Grizzlies +315 / Thunder -380
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Memphis Grizzlies: 26-20 SU 22-23-1 ATS
Oklahoma City Thunder: 38-11 SU 29-20 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• MEM is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
• MEM is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
• MEM has an Under record of 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
• OKC is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
• OKC is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
• OKC is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Memphis Grizzlies: 92.04
Oklahoma City Thunder: 98.66
Key Player Injuries
[G] 02/02/2014 – Mike Conley out indefinitely ( Ankle )
[G] 01/10/2014 – Tony Allen out indefinitely ( Wrist )
[F] 12/09/2013 – Quincy Pondexter out for season ( Foot )
No injuries to report at this time.
Point Spread Pick:
The Grizzlies have owned the Thunder recently with a 6-1 ATS record and 5-2 straight up. They go into this game on an 11-1 run and have not lost by greater than 4 points in 18 games. Oklahoma City should be motivated after getting blown out by Washington in their latest and keep in mind before the Wizards loss they had won 10 straight. The Thunder has been outstanding at home versus the West going 13-2 straight up and 10-4 against the line. They catch a big break with Washington’s top guard Mike Conley out who just happens to be their leading scorer and assist leader.
Take the Oklahoma City Thunder -7.5
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