Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Grizzlies vs. Thunder odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 2 predictions from proven computer model

The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at FedExForum. Memphis is 11-10 overall and 7-5 at home, while OKC is 6-15 overall and 2-8 on the road. The Grizzlies are aiming for their third straight win, while the Thunder have lost seven consecutive games. 

The Grizzlies have won four of their last five games between the teams. Memphis is favored by nine points in the latest Grizzlies vs. Thunder odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 212.5. Before entering any Thunder vs. Grizzlies picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 7 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $1,500 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It’s also on a stunning 117-77 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Grizzlies vs. Thunder. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Grizzlies vs. Thunder:

  • Grizzlies vs. Thunder spread: Grizzlies -9
  • Grizzlies vs. Thunder over-under: 212.5 points

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What you need to know about the Grizzlies

The Grizzlies beat the Toronto Raptors 98-91 on Tuesday as Jaren Jackson Jr. had 25 points in addition to six rebounds and five blocks. Memphis has not trailed at all in its last two wins. Desmond Bane is averaging 19.8 points in his last six games. 

The Grizzlies are coming into Thursday’s game with the second-most points allowed per game in the league, having given up 114.4 on average. They also allow a league-high 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. Ja Morant remains out with a knee injury while Kyle Anderson (back) is questionable for Thursday’s game. 

What you need to know about the Thunder

OKC fell 114-110 to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday as the Thunder allowed 41 points in the fourth quarter. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 39 points despite missing seven of eight three-point attempts. Rookies Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Tre Mann scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.

OKC is second worst in the league in points per game, with only 99 on average. It is also second worse in field goal percentage, knocking down just 41 percent of its shots. Josh Giddey and Derrick Favors did not play on Wednesday because of illnesses and their statuses are up in the air for tonight.

How to make Thunder vs. Grizzlies picks

The model has simulated Grizzlies vs. Thunder 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Grizzlies vs. Thunder? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Thunder vs. Grizzlies spread you need to jump on Thursday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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