Wednesday, February 1 2023

Who’s Playing

Oklahoma City @ Memphis

Current Records: Oklahoma City 7-8; Memphis 9-6

What to Know

This Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 116.53 points per contest. They will take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET Friday at FedExForum. The Thunder know how to get points on the board — the squad has finished with flashy point totals in its past five matchups — so hopefully Memphis likes a good challenge.

Oklahoma City skirted by the Washington Wizards 121-120 on Wednesday thanks to a clutch jumper from shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 0:01 remaining. The victory came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 67-54 deficit. Oklahoma City’s Gilgeous-Alexander was on fire, picking up 42 points and seven assists along with six boards. Gilgeous-Alexander’s night made it three games in a row in which he has scored at least 37 points. Gilgeous-Alexander’s points were the most he has had all year.

Meanwhile, Memphis lost to the New Orleans Pelicans on the road by a decisive 113-102 margin. Jaren Jackson Jr. had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 25 minutes but putting up just seven points on 3-for-14 shooting.

Oklahoma City is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Oklahoma City’s win lifted them to 7-8 while Memphis’ defeat dropped them down to 9-6. We’ll see if the Thunder can repeat their recent success or if the Grizzlies bounce back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: FedExForum — Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $18.00

Odds

The Grizzlies are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Oklahoma City have won 12 out of their last 24 games against Memphis.

  • Mar 13, 2022 – Memphis 125 vs. Oklahoma City 118
  • Dec 20, 2021 – Oklahoma City 102 vs. Memphis 99
  • Dec 02, 2021 – Memphis 152 vs. Oklahoma City 79
  • Mar 24, 2021 – Memphis 0 vs. Oklahoma City 0
  • Mar 14, 2021 – Oklahoma City 128 vs. Memphis 122
  • Feb 17, 2021 – Oklahoma City 0 vs. Memphis 0
  • Aug 07, 2020 – Oklahoma City 0 vs. Memphis 0
  • Apr 11, 2020 – Oklahoma City 0 vs. Memphis 0
  • Dec 26, 2019 – Memphis 110 vs. Oklahoma City 97
  • Dec 18, 2019 – Oklahoma City 126 vs. Memphis 122
  • Mar 25, 2019 – Memphis 115 vs. Oklahoma City 103
  • Mar 03, 2019 – Oklahoma City 99 vs. Memphis 95
  • Feb 07, 2019 – Oklahoma City 117 vs. Memphis 95
  • Apr 11, 2018 – Oklahoma City 137 vs. Memphis 123
  • Feb 14, 2018 – Oklahoma City 121 vs. Memphis 114
  • Feb 11, 2018 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. Memphis 92
  • Dec 09, 2017 – Oklahoma City 102 vs. Memphis 101
  • Apr 05, 2017 – Oklahoma City 103 vs. Memphis 100
  • Feb 03, 2017 – Oklahoma City 114 vs. Memphis 102
  • Jan 11, 2017 – Oklahoma City 103 vs. Memphis 95
  • Dec 29, 2016 – Memphis 114 vs. Oklahoma City 80
  • Jan 06, 2016 – Memphis 0 vs. Oklahoma City 0
  • Dec 08, 2015 – Oklahoma City 0 vs. Memphis 0
  • Nov 16, 2015 – Oklahoma City 0 vs. Memphis 0

Source: CBSSports.com

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