Heading into this early season contest, the Memphis Grizzlies (9-6) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (7-8) in Memphis on Friday, November 18 at FedExForum. Still in the early part of the season, each of these teams will of course be hoping for a win in this game as they look to set the tone for the rest of the year. The action starts at 7:00 PM CT, so be sure to make your picks and catch the excitment live!
For context related to Friday’s early-season matchup, how have the Grizzlies and the Thunder performed against each other in the past?
So far this season, these teams haven’t fought yet and the Grizzlies are preparing to go hard in their first bout with the Thunder. In their previous meeting on March 13, 2022, the score was 118-125 in favor of the Grizzlies. In that game, the Grizzlies had a 51.58% field goal percentage and a 37.93% three pointer percentage, whereas the Thunder had a 45.45% field goal percentage and shot 31.71% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Memphis came away with 57 rebounds and 30 assists while Oklahoma wound up with 44 boards and 25 assists.
Betting Preview for the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Game on November 18 2022
Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
When: Friday, November 18, 2022
Betting on the Oklahoma City Thunder
Record: 7-8 | Northwest Division Standing: 5
The Oklahoma City Thunder have experienced fluctuating amounts of victories and losses lately and are in the last position in the division and 11th in the conference currently. In their most recent game they outplayed the Charlotte 49ers, 107-109, due to the notable performance of George Hill and Darius Bazley. To that end, Hill accounted for 21 points (88.89 FG%) and Darius Bazley, who will be out of the next game due to an injury, had 15 points (58.33 FG%) and 10 rebounds. Check out our analysis below to learn how this performance has shaped their odds for the upcoming game versus Memphis on Friday.
Absences and Injuries
The Thunder will play without Darius Bazley (Ankle) and Tre Mann (Back).
Betting on the Memphis Grizzlies
Record: 9-6 | Southwest Division Standing: 2
The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the San Antonio Spurs in their most recent game on Wednesday, 119-131, in spite of an excellent performance from JA Morant. Morant yielded 44 points (66.67 FG%), whereas Jonas Valanciunas chipped in 15 points (54.55 FG%) and 13 rebounds. The Grizzlies are presently in 6th place in the conference. Make sure you review our evaluation of the odds for Friday’s game further down and consider how the team’s recent performance could impact their meeting against Oklahoma.
Absences and Injuries
As far as inactive players go, the Grizzlies are missing Desmond Bane (Toe), Danny Green (Knee), and Ziaire Williams (Knee).
Thunder vs Grizzlies | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Memphis Grizzlies (-275) at FanDuel
Entering this game, the Memphis Grizzlies are considered the favorite. The squad enters this matchup sporting a winning percentage of 50% in the last 10 games (five wins and five losses) while the winning percentage of the Oklahoma City Thunder on the other hand, is equal at 50% in the last 10 games (a record of five wins and five losses).
Over/Under Pick: Under 232.5 Total Points (-110) at DraftKings
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be under 232.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies have recorded 111.0 points per game over their last 10 games. Alternatively, the Oklahoma City Thunder have logged an average of 119.2 points per game in the 10 games since October 30, though the team’s average per game of 116.0 while away has been lower.
Spread Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -7 Points (-108) at FanDuel
The Memphis Grizzlies will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.
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