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    Oklahoma City Thunder versus Memphis Grizzlies Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-31-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 29-15 Memphis Grizzlies will travel to play the 34-11 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.

    The NBA odds in this pro basketball game has the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -8 ½ points with an over under line of 191 ½ points. There has been a ½ point move on the Thunder as OKC opened as a -8 point favorite when the lines came out a few hours ago.

    The teams met way back on November 14th and it was Memphis with the 107-97 road upset win against the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +5 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 195 points.

    Memphis has a road record this season of 12-8. The team has won three of four games following a 103-100 road victory on Monday to the Philadelphia 76ers as a -1 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 177 ½ points. The Grizzlies overcomes a 33-20 first quarter deficit. The team shot just under 55% in the win and connects on 8 of 13 from three. They crushed the 76ers on the glass by 11 rebounds. Good thing Memphis shot well and rebounded as they allowed the 76ers over 54% shooting. Marc Gasol had 27 points and 7 assists on 10 of 15 shooting. Memphis is the top scoring defense in the NBA this season by allowing 89 points a game.

    The Thunder is 19-3 on their home court. They return home off a six game road trip and nine road games over their past ten games. They come off the 105-96 forgivable loss to the LA Lakers as a -3 point road betting favorite. The game landed under 208 points. The Thunder shot 44.4% from the floor and as expected struggled from three in this fatigue spot making just 4 of 16 from beyond the arc. They allowed a rested Lakers team over 55% shooting. Kevin Durant led OKC with 35 points on 10 of 26 shooting. Oklahoma City is a top three offense in the four most critical categories which are points scored per game, field goal, three point and free throw shooting.