Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/9/2017 Odds, Picks & Preview

The OKLAHOMA CITY and the MEMPHIS will both be gunning for a victory on 12/9/2017 at 9:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

OKLAHOMA CITY vs MEMPHIS
When: 9:00 PM  ET, Saturday, December 9, 2017
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee

ROT TEAM PS OU ML
717 OKLAHOMA CITY (-110) (-110)
718 MEMPHIS

TV: 9 p.m. ET, FSN Oklahoma, FSN Southeast (Memphis)
LINE:
PREDICTION: Thunder 112, Grizzlies 101

Oddsmakers currently have the MEMPHIS listed as point favorites versus the OKLAHOMA CITY, while the game’s total is sitting at .

Two of the Western Conference’s biggest disappointments this season square off Saturday night when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Thunder found no magic cure south of the border Thursday night when they fell to 11-13 with a 100-95 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City.

Oklahoma City hasn’t won a game away from home since Halloween, dropping eight straight on the road.

The loss to the Nets dropped the Thunder into last place in the Northwest Division and out of playoff position in the Western Conference.

The Thunder was without Paul George in Mexico City because of a bruised calf. A decision on his availability for Saturday’s game will be made after the club’s morning shootaround.

Not all was a total loss for the Thunder on the trip. Center Steven Adams said he enjoyed the visit.

“Everyone’s so lovely here,” he said. “Well, I think they mean well. I don’t understand them, but they smile and say it.”

The Thunder gets a chance to bounce back against a Memphis team that has crashed far harder than Oklahoma City this season.

The Grizzlies (8-17) lost for the 13th time in their last 14 games Friday night, blowing a 17-point lead in a 116-107 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors.

The game began a consecutive-night, two-game home sequence for the Grizzlies, who beat Minnesota 95-92 on Monday night to snap an eight-game home losing streak.

In an effort to lessen the damage of star guard Mike Conley’s Achilles tendon injury, the Grizzlies inserted Andrew Harrison into the starting lineup against the Raptors for the first time since Nov. 1.

Harrison recorded a season-high seven assists to go with six points, and Tyreke Evans, who was shifted over to shooting guard, poured in 27 points, but it wasn’t enough as Toronto out-finished Memphis 24-14 to pull out the win.

Grizzlies rookie Dillon Brooks, who had one of his worst games of the season with just two points, explained the firing of coach David Fizdale and Conley’s injury are starting to weigh heavily on the team.

“I was really close with coach Fiz,” he said. “We talked a lot about the game and hung out a lot off court, so it is tough to see coach leave. That’s never happened to me before. In all my years at Oregon, it was the same guy (Dana Altman) throughout. So that was a learning experience.

“I feel like as a rookie, I have already been through maybe like five years of the NBA. Coach getting fired, the changes that created, my point guard getting injured … so I feel like I’m five years in.”

Saturday’s game pits rivals who met three times in four seasons in the postseason, with Oklahoma City claiming a pair of seven-game triumphs in 2011 and 2014. In between, the Grizzlies used a 4-1 win to reach the Western Conference Finals in 2013.

The Thunder has prevailed in five of the last six regular-season meetings, including two of the last three at Memphis.

STATS AND RECORDS

TEAM COMPARISON

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
New York 12-12 W1 11-5 1-7 0-1 12-11 2-2 6-8
Chicago 4-20 W1 2-8 2-12 0-1 4-19 0-4 4-8

STATS AND RECORDS

TEAM COMPARISON

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Oklahoma City 11-13 L1 9-3 2-9 0-0 11-13 2-5 6-9
Memphis 8-17 L2 5-9 3-8 1-1 7-16 4-6 8-9

LAST MEETING

Oklahoma City Memphis
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
4/5/17 OKC 103 MEM 100 103 44 43.5 100 38 47.4

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
OKC R. Westbrook 45 56.0 9
MEM M. Gasol 23 50.0 4
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
OKC S. Adams 10 5 5
MEM Z. Randolph 9 1 8
Assists Player
OKC R. Westbrook 10
MEM M. Gasol 5
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
OKC R. Westbrook 549 40.3 120
MEM M. Gasol 473 42.2 109
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
OKC R. Westbrook 222 36 186
MEM M. Gasol 219 30 189
Assists Player
OKC R. Westbrook 233
MEM M. Gasol 105

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
NY C. Anthony 23 36.0 3
CHI J. Butler 26 50.0 7
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
NY K. O’Quinn 13 5 8
CHI N. Mirotic 10 3 7
Assists Player
NY R. Baker 6
CHI R. Rondo 9
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
NY K. Porzingis 523 46.4 114
CHI J. Holiday 367 37.4 50
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
NY E. Kanter 224 80 144
CHI L. Markkanen 194 27 167
Assists Player
NY J. Jack 135
CHI J. Grant 129

LAST MEETING

Philadelphia Cleveland
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/27/17 CLE 113 PHI 91 91 53 37.5 113 46 47.7

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHI J. Embiid 30 45.8 8
CLE L. James 30 52.2 3
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHI J. Embiid 11 5 6
CLE L. James 14 3 11
Assists Player
PHI R. Covington 4
CLE L. James 6
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHI J. Embiid 493 48.6 132
CLE L. James 734 58.5 109
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHI B. Simmons 249 52 197
CLE K. Love 270 65 205
Assists Player
PHI B. Simmons 199
CLE L. James 222

LAST MEETING

Orlando Atlanta
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
12/6/17 ATL 106 ORL 110 110 52 46.9 106 49 43.0

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
ORL E. Fournier 27 57.1 1
ATL D. Schroder 26 38.5 5
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
ORL N. Vucevic 16 5 11
ATL M. Belinelli 7 0 7
Assists Player
ORL E. Payton 6
ATL K. Bazemore 7
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
ORL E. Fournier 513 48.6 71
ATL D. Schroder 463 45.3 65
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
ORL N. Vucevic 245 45 200
ATL J. Collins 164 71 93
Assists Player
ORL E. Payton 120
ATL D. Schroder 149

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