Tag: Jonas Valanciunas

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 24, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Memphis Has A Clear Advantage Tonight

Oklahoma City is back at home where they’re only covering the spread 45% of the time this season. As a home underdog that number decreases to 42% and when facing teams that have won 45-55% of its games the Thunder are only covering the spread 41% of the time.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 24, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game Preview #44: Grizzlies

The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up a win in Detroit against the Pistons on Monday behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 31 points, but tonight, the Thunder will be without their star point guard as they host the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena. SGA is dealing with plantar fascitis in his right foot, so he should be considered game-to-game at this point.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 14, 2021

The Thunder Lowdown | Game #39: 4th Quarter Comeback Gives Short-Handed Thunder Victory

The Oklahoma City Thunder were absolutely embarrassed at home Saturday afternoon as the New York Knicks took them to the cleaners. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Darius Bazley both sat with minor injuries, but losing by 22 points to a .500 team at home is rarely acceptable. Sunday afternoon’s home tilt against the Memphis Grizzlies was similar in some ways, but very different in the outcome.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 14, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #39 Preview: Grizzlies

The Oklahoma City Thunder looked solid against a short-handed Dallas Mavericks team on Thursday, but they were actually the short-handed team yesterday with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sitting out, among others. Today, the Thunder hosts the Memphis Grizzlies, and it will be even worse for OKC as Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley, Al Horford, and Theo Maledon will all be missing from the starting lineup for various reasons.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 14, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | It’ll Be Tough To Cover vs. Memphis

I’ve got to be honest here. I really don’t like the position that OKC is in right now, especially with the possibility of SGA not being available. Memphis is strong on the road where they cover the spread 65% of the time and Oklahoma City is far from fantastic at home with just a 42% cover rate against the spread. Even more specifically the Grizzlies are 3-1 as a road favorite and the Thunder are 7-11 as a home underdog.

Oklahoma City Thunder | February 17, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Road Warrior Mentality Will Help OKC Cover At +7

A lackluster performance at home on Tuesday night shouldn’t chase you off from the Thunder as underdogs. In fact, it goes right along with the season trend that is is a much better team against the spread on the road than they are at home. Meanwhile Memphis isn’t a great home team against the spread. The Grizzlies are just 4-7-1 at home against the spread and only 1-4 as a home favorite. That plays strongly in to Oklahoma City’s hands as a team that is 11-3 this season as a road underdog.

Oklahoma City Thunder | February 17, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #28 Preview: Grizzlies

Tonight, the Thunder is on the road as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies, who were utterly embarrassed last night in a 144-113 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Like the Thunder, the Grizzlies have been dealing with their own litany of injuries.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 7, 2020

Thunder Goes Cold After Hot Start in Blowout Loss To Grizzlies

The Oklahoma City Thunder (42-25) entered Friday night’s matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies (32-37) on fire after a big win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. OKC took an 18-point lead late in the first quarter, but Memphis quickly turned things around in the second quarter, and it was all Grizzlies the rest of the way.

Oklahoma City Thunder | December 18, 2019

OKC Thunder: Game #27 Preview | Grizzlies

Tonight, the Thunder hosts Rookie of the Year frontrunner Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (10-17). The Grizzlies are in a similar position as the Thunder in terms of starting fresh with a potential young superstar, but they lack the veteran leadership that OKC has in Chris Paul, Steven Adams, and Danilo Gallinari.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 25, 2019

Game #74 Preview | Memphis Grizzlies

After losing 4 straight and 5 of the last 16, the Oklahoma City Thunder was able to pick up a 116-109 win over the Raptors in Toronto. The victory came primarily due to the Thunder’s ability to force 21 turnovers and knock down 20 shots from deep. Next up for the Thunder is a matchup with the Grizzlies in Memphis.