Grizzlies vs Thunder Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, December 17, 2022

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A contest featuring two of the league’s biggest stars will see Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (19-9) visit Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (11-18) on December 17, 2022 at Paycom Center. The Grizzlies are 10-point favorites. The over/under in this matchup is 230.5.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Thunder

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -502 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +379 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Grizzlies vs. Thunder Betting Trends

In the Grizzlies’ 28 games this year, they have 14 wins against the spread. Memphis has been chosen as the favorite in 22 games this year and has walked away with the win 18 times (81.8%) in those games. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over on 15 of 29 set point totals.

The Thunder have played 29 games, with 17 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has been the moneyline underdog 22 total times this season. OKC has gone 9-13 in those games. Thunder games this season have hit the over on 16 of 29 set point totals (55.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 23 27.6 6.7 7.9 1.2 0.3 1.8
Dillon Brooks 25 17.7 3.7 3 0.8 0.1 2.3
Jaren Jackson Jr. 12 17.2 6.2 0.5 0.9 3.3 1.8
Tyus Jones 28 10.8 2.3 4.8 0.8 0.1 1.6
Santi Aldama 27 10.2 5.7 1.4 0.9 0.9 1.4

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 27 31.2 4.7 5.8 1.7 1 1
Josh Giddey 26 14.7 8.2 5.5 0.6 0.5 1
Luguentz Dort 28 13.6 4.4 2.4 1 0.4 1.7
Jalen Williams 25 11.1 3.2 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.7
Aleksej Pokusevski 26 8.8 5.2 1.9 0.5 1.5 1.2
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Grizzlies: Desmond Bane: Out (Toe), Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)

Thunder: Darius Bazley: Out (Illness), Ousmane Dieng: Out (Wrist), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Ankle), Kenrich Williams: Out (Knee), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis is sixth in the NBA with 116.5 points per game so far this season. At the other end, it ranks 10th with 111.3 points allowed per contest. The Grizzlies are scoring 119.3 points per game in home games. When playing on the road, they are averaging 113.2 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Grizzlies have been scoring 120.7 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 116.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Memphis is draining 12.1 three-pointers per game (12th-ranked in NBA) this year, while owning a 36.1% three-point percentage (14th-ranked). The Grizzlies have taken 63.6% two-pointers and 36.4% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s buckets, 72.2% are two-pointers and 27.8% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City is ninth in the league in points scored (115.3 per game) and fourth-worst in points allowed (117.2). At home the Thunder are putting up 117.5 points per game, 3.9 more than they are averaging on the road (113.6). Over their last 10 games, the Thunder are averaging 111.7 points per contest, 3.6 fewer points than their season average (115.3).

At 11.4 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.9% from beyond the arc, Oklahoma City is 19th and 23rd in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Thunder attempt 36.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.5% of the Thunder’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 73.5% are 2-pointers.

Grizzlies vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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