Grizzlies vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 24, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 24, 2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder (19-24) host the Memphis Grizzlies (20-20) as  underdogs after Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went off for 31 points in the Thunder’s 112-103 victory over the Timberwolves. The matchup airs on FS-OK at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 24. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of March 24, 2021, 10:55 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Grizzlies vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 24

Grizzlies:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee)

Thunder:
George Hill: Out (Thumb),
Darius Bazley: Out (Shoulder),
Josh Hall: Out (Knee),
Meyers Leonard: Out For Season (Shoulder)

Grizzlies and Thunder Records ATS

  • Memphis is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 22-17-1.
  • The Grizzlies have a winning record against the spread when favored by 4.5 points or more, going 4-3 this season.
  • Only 17 of 40 Memphis games this season (42.5%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Oklahoma City has regularly covered the spread this season with a record of 24-19.
  • 22 of Oklahoma City’s 43 games (51.2%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Head to Head

Gilgeous-Alexander scored a team-high 30 points to help lead the Thunder over Ja Morant (22 points) and the Grizzlies 128-122 in their most recent matchup on March 14, 2021. The Grizzlies were favored by 9 points in the game, but the Thunder covered the spread in the loss. The teams combined to score 250 total points to cover the 222.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/14/2021 Grizzlies Thunder -9 222.5 -423 330 Regular Season 128-122 OKC
2/17/2021 Grizzlies Grizzlies -7 227 -277 223 Regular Season 122-113 MEM

Scoring Trends

  • Memphis’ games this year have gone over the point total for Wednesday’s matchup total (219.5 points) in 57.5% of opportunities (23 out of 40 matchups).
  • In 48.8% of Oklahoma City’s games this season (21 of 43), the total points scored was more than Wednesday’s 219.5-point over/under.
  • The Grizzlies have seen a 222.4 average over/under in their games this season, 2.9 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Thunder’s games have an over/under of 218.3 points this season, 1.2 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.
  • The Grizzlies’ average implied point total this season is 2.4 more points than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (114.4 implied points on average compared to 112 implied points in this game).
  • Memphis has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (112) 19 times this season.
  • The Thunder’s average implied point total on the season (113.8 points) is 5.8 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (108 points).
  • This season, Oklahoma City has scored more than this game’s implied total of 108 points 19 times.
  • The Grizzlies are at the 21st spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (111.4 PPG), while the Thunder allow the 17th-fewest points per game (112) in the league.
  • The Grizzlies have totaled only 16 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 0.4 per game), while the Thunder have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 240 total points, -5.6 per game).

Grizzlies Leaders

  • Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring (19.3 points per game) and assisting (7.5 assists per game).
  • Memphis is led in rebounds by Jonas Valanciunas’ 12.3 per game.
  • Grayson Allen makes 2.0 threes per game to lead the Grizzlies.
  • Memphis’ blocks leader is Brandon Clarke, who collects 0.7 per game. De’Anthony Melton leads the team averaging 1.3 steals an outing.

Thunder Leaders

  • Gilgeous-Alexander’s strong showing this season give him the top spot on the Thunder scoring and assists leaderboards with 23.7 points per game and 5.9 assists per game.
  • Darius Bazley collects all of the boards and is the Oklahoma City leader in rebounds, pulling down 7.5 per game.
  • Ty Jerome makes more threes per game than any other member of the Thunder, averaging 2.3 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Oklahoma City grabs more steals than Theo Maledon (0.9 per game) or blocks more shots than Aleksej Pokusevski (1.0 per game).

Predictions

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