Grizzlies vs. Thunder Prediction
The struggling Memphis Grizzlies head to Oklahoma City on Thursday night to take on the Thunder at 8:00 p.m. ET. Given the previous trends in this series, does the over offer bettors any value tonight?
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 7, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Thunder are 14.5-point favorites to beat the Grizzlies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 216 points and as of this writing, 71% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the point spread.
Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin
Marc Gasol will not play on Thursday night against the Thunder. The Grizzlies didn't put him on the injury report 30 minutes ago, but there was no doubt Gasol wasn't going to play today. He is not going to travel as the Hornets try to make a play for the Spanish big man. Charlotte would be a great landing spot for him, so his fantasy value would go up quite a bit.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Paul George had another monster night with 39 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and six triples in a 132-122 win over the Magic on Tuesday. He finished 9-of-26 from the field and 15-of-16 from the line as the Thunder picked up their eighth win out of their last nine games. George is carrying the Thunder and his fantasy owners with his best stretch of the campaign, averaging an absurd 38.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 6.2 triples over his last five games. Next up on the schedule is a date with a Grizzlies team that could move a handful of starters before Thursday's deadline.
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are 8-20 against the spread in their last 28 games overall and are just 4-11 against the number in their last 15 road games.
The Thunder have covered the spread in four of their last five games overall and are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games following a win.
The over is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Oklahoma City. The over is also 12-2 in the Thunder’s last 14 games overall, is 6-1 in their last seven home games and has cashed in seven straight OKC games when its opponent allows 100points or more in their previous game. Finally, the over is 37-18 in the Grizzlies’ last 55 games when they face an opponent with a winning record.
Thursday NBA Prediction: Grizzlies/Thunder over 216