Grizzlies vs Thunder Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, November 18, 2022

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The Memphis Grizzlies (9-6) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (7-8) on November 18, 2022 at FedExForum. The Grizzlies are big favorites, by 6.5 points, in a contest featuring two of the NBA’s best players, the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant and the Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The over/under for the matchup is set at 230 points.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -240 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +198 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 230 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Grizzlies vs. Thunder Betting Trends

The Grizzlies have played 15 games, with five wins against the spread. Memphis has been chosen as the favorite in 11 games this year and has walked away with the win nine times (81.8%) in those games. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over seven times in 15 opportunities (46.7%).

The Thunder have played 15 games, with 10 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has compiled a 6-7 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 46.2% of those games). Thunder games this year have hit the over on 10 of 15 set point totals (66.7%).

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 13 29.3 6.2 6.8 1.2 0.3 2.1
Desmond Bane 12 24.7 4.9 4.8 0.6 0.3 3.8
Dillon Brooks 12 15.8 3.4 2 0.7 0.2 2.2
Tyus Jones 15 10.4 1.7 3.9 0.7 0.1 1.3
Brandon Clarke 15 10 4.5 1.5 0.3 1 0.1

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 14 32.3 4.5 5.9 1.9 1.4 1.1
Josh Giddey 12 14.5 7.2 5.3 0.4 0.5 1.1
Luguentz Dort 15 14.2 4.2 2.3 1.3 0.3 1.6
Tre Mann 13 11.1 3.1 2.2 0.9 0.1 1.8
Aleksej Pokusevski 13 9.8 5.5 1.7 0.8 1.8 1.4
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Grizzlies vs. Thunder Injury Report

Grizzlies: Desmond Bane: Out (Toe), Ziaire Williams: Out (Knee), Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)

Thunder: Tre Mann: Out (Back), Darius Bazley: Out (Ankle), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

So far this season, Memphis is putting up 113.9 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) and allowing 113.4 points per contest (17th-ranked). When playing at home, the Grizzlies are averaging 5.1 more points per game (117) than they are in road games (111.9). In their last 10 games, the Grizzlies have been scoring 111 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 113.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Memphis is 13th in the NBA with 12.3 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 13th with a 36.3% shooting percentage from downtown. So far this year, the Grizzlies have taken 63.3% two-pointers, accounting for 71.2% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 36.7% from three-point land (28.8% of the team’s baskets).

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

With 116.6 points scored per game and 116.5 points conceded, Oklahoma City is sixth in the NBA offensively and 25th on defense. The Thunder are scoring more points at home (117.4 per game) than away (115.9). In their last 10 games, the Thunder are scoring 119.2 points per contest, 2.6 more than their season average (116.6).

Oklahoma City is 16th in the league in 3-pointers made (11.9 per game) and 20th in 3-point percentage (34.4%). In 2022-23, the Thunder have attempted 63.5% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.2% of the Thunder’s buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.8% have been 3-pointers.

Grizzlies vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this game is the Grizzlies, and we expect that Thunder will cover the spread (Grizzlies -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 230 points.

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How to bet Grizzlies vs. Thunder

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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