Game Tonight: OKC Thunder vs Grizzlies Odds, Injury Report, Prediction, for Dec. 7

OKC Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots the ball against Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12): Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports
OKC Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots the ball against Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12): Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports /

The OKC Thunder ride their three-game win streak into Memphis hoping to extend the winning. This match serves up two of the best young talents in the NBA as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will face box office star, Ja Morant.

On a night where Luka Doncic tied SGA for 30-point scoring efforts this season, the OKC Thunder cornerstone quickly moved back in front with yet another impressive night.

Although the inevitable may still be coming (tanking for Wembanyama) this squad sure is fun to watch and the wins somehow feel even more thrilling than when OKC was a perennial contender.

Unlike prior seasons, trailing by double-digits never means the game is over. Rather, it almost seems to inspire the Thunder to try harder.

They’ll face a tough challenger in the Grizzlies and while it’s good news we likely get to see Mr. Box Office (Morant) it also presents a tough challenge.

Thunderous Intentions offers up the game details including odds, injuries, and notable game time specifics.

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OKC Thunder vs Grizzlies Odds, Spread, Over/Under

The Grizzlies are favored by 6.0 points which isn’t surprising given who is expected to play for Memphis. The over/under is 232.5 and the moneyline places OKC at plus +205 and the Grizzlies at minus -225.

Some other betting notables:

  • The OKC Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The OKC Thunder are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
  • The OKC Thunder are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against Memphis.
  • Memphis is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against OKC
  • The OKC Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
  • The Grizzlies are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of OKC’s last 14 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis’ last 9 games.
  • The OKC Thunder are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Injury Report

Kenrich Williams remains out dealing with the sore knee and Chet Holmgren remains on the bench cheering his teammates on as he rehabs the foot injury that has forced him to red shirt this season.

For the Grizzlies Ziaire Williams is questionable with a sore knee while Jake LaRavia is doubtful nursing a sore foot. Desmond Bane (toe), and Danny Green (knee) are out indefinitely.

OKC Thunder vs. Grizzlies key matchup and prediction

This is the second of four meetings between these clubs this season. Memphis won the initial match 121-110. OKC has yet to play host which they will on December 17th and April 9th.

Miami got the benefit of playing the Grizzlies without Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. in the lineup but failed to take advantage. They aren’t listed on the official NBA injury report so presumably they’ll be back tonight.

I never wish for injuries and to be honest I’m glad both are expected back. First, because it’s great to watch teams at full capacity and second it’s a litmus test for the OKC Thunder which is important as they continue to grow and build.

As for the raw data the OKC Thunder average more points (117) and rank higher (6th) than the Grizzlies (114.8/rank 10th).

Efficiency isn’t where OKC excel though as they rank 20th in both field goal percentage (46.4%) and perimeter percentage (33.9%). Memphis isn’t much better ranking 21st (46%) from the field and a stronger 12th rank from deep (36.1%).

On defense OKC allows 117.7 points and opponents shoot 46.7% from the field and 35.6% from the perimeter which ranks 29th, 14th and 17th.

The Grizzlies allow 112.8 points (14th) with opponents shooting 46.1% and 36.2% from deep ranking ninth and 20th. Notably, their defense is improving since the return of Jaren Jackson Jr.

Although I’ve enjoyed the recent success and Shai’s incredible run they draw the Grizzlies while they also are playing really well. While I’d lean to Memphis winning I like the OKC to keep the score closer than the six point spread. Also, betting Shai to score 30+ in a prop bet is paying more often than not.

What channel is the Thunder-Grizzlies game on?

Per usual the game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Oklahoma or NBA League Pass. Tip-Off is set for 8:00 p.m. EST (7:00 CT) from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.

OKC Thunder vs. Grizzlies Live Stream

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Thunder Next Game and Schedule

This is the first match of a mini three-game road trip for the OKC Thunder who’ll travel to Cleveland on Saturday and Dallas on Monday.

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Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.