The good news for Oklahoma City is that they have made the NBA playoffs odds. The bad news is that they have to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. The Thunder has not played well in the last week and because of their poor play they are now in 8th place in the Western Conference. The Thunder will try and get a little momentum for the playoffs as they host Memphis on Wednesday in their regular season finale in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
Thunder are listed as 6 -point favorite with a total of 209 at SBG Global.
The Thunder will be making their first playoff appearance since moving to Oklahoma City. “It’s a great opportunity for us,” coach Scott Brooks said “It’s a great opportunity for us to go out and compete. We feel that if we compete and leave everything out on the floor we have nothing to be ashamed of.” The Thunder could have avoided the Lakers in the first round but in the past week they lost four of their five games. They lost on Sunday at Golden State and Monday at Portland. “Of course we want to win every game, but that’s impossible,” said Thunder forward Kevin Durant, “But we want to finish this season off strong. We still have one game to play and we will take this opportunity to play our hardest. No one expected us to be here. We would have liked to be (seeded) higher. But we have to keep fighting and get ready for the playoffs.” Kevin Durant will finish the NBA betting season as the leading scorer in the league. He has averaged 37.2 points over his last six games. Rookie James Harden is averaging 15 points in his last two games.
The last time the Thunder and Grizzlies met it was an 86-84 Memphis win. Rudy Gay made the game winning shot with 1.3 seconds left for the Grizzlies. He is averaging 19.5 points per game. The Thunder won the other game this basketball betting season against Memphis by a score of 102-94.
The Grizzlies are 16-36 ATS in their last 52 vs. the Northwest. The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings against the Thunder. The Thunder are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. the Southwest.
The Over is 4-0 in the Grizzlies last 4 vs. the Northwest. The Over is 4-1 in the Grizzlies last 5 overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Thunder’s last 5 home games. The Over is 7-2 in the Thunder’s last 9 overall. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City between the two teams.