NBA playoffs odds excitement is high for the Thunder as they have one of the top young superstars in the game and have proven to be an improved basketball betting commodity.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night in game 2 of their best of seven Western Conference semifinal series with a starting time of 9:30 PM ET and a telecast on TNT. Be sure to open your Sports Gambling account for side and total odds on this matchup.
Memphis has become one of the biggest surprises in all of basketball gambling after their huge first round upset win over top seed San Antonio in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Grizzlies were given virtually no chance in that matchup against the veteran Spurs but their brand of team basketball proved to be the difference.
Memphis was an excellent board value on the road this year as they covered 26 out of 41 away games against the spread. Memphis is not great in any one area but they are solid and competitive as they ranked 12th in the NBA for scoring offense ad 13th for points allowed on defense.
Zach Randolph has emerged as the go-to man in the playoffs for Memphis as he was averaging over 23 points per game along with 9.3 rebounds per outing in the post season.
Oklahoma City was a break even 20-20-1 with the NBA lines at home this year and went over the total in 25 of those games. OKC had little trouble with Denver in the first round of the playoffs as they took the series in 5 games Kevin Durant continues to emerge as one of the NBA’s greatest players as he was averaging over 27 points per game in the playoffs.
Memphis has struggled big time on the road against the Thunder with just 76 payouts in their last 20 visits as the last 6 games of that span went over the total. Heading into this series with the NBA playoffs odds Memphis got the money in 3 of their last 5 matchups with Oklahoma City as the series went over the total in the last 5 games between the teams.