Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies 4/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies 4/9/23
Sun 9th April 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (39-42, 23-17 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, play host to the Memphis Grizzlies (51-30, 16-24 Away) on Sunday. Memphis dismantled the Milwaukee Bucks 137-114 at Fiserv Forum on Friday. Jaren Jackson Jr. was the standout player with 36 points and three blocks.

The Grizzlies are the second seed in the Western Conference, 2.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets. Oklahoma City won on Thursday at Vivint Arena, beating the Utah Jazz 114-98. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists to lead the team. The Thunder are 10th in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Oklahoma City will be looking to level the season series after winning only one of the three prior matchups, including a 115-109 victory at Paycom Center in December 2022.

Luguentz Dort led the Thunder with 24 points and seven rebounds. Dillon Brooks had 32 points in the loss. Ja Morant is averaging 26.2 points per game to lead the Grizzlies in scoring this season. Morant also has dished 8.1 assists per game, fifth-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Jackson Jr. is grabbing 6.8 rebounds.

Gilgeous-Alexander has powered the Thunder’s offense, averaging 31.4 points per game. He ranks as the fourth-highest scorer in the NBA. Josh Giddey is collecting 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. The Thunder are one of the top scoring offenses in the league, ranking fifth with 117.5 points per game.

The Thunder have found success in recent matchups between the teams at Paycom Center, winning seven of the last 10. In the last 10 games, Memphis is 7-3 with an average margin of +6.1 (125.1-119.0).

For the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 117.1 points per game, compared to 113.0 for opponents. Oklahoma City has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 118.1 points per game on average while scoring only 115.0 (-3.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 35.4 | 26.3 | +9.1
Points per game:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 26.6 | 18.6 | +8.0
Ja Morant: 15.5 | 26.2 | -10.7
Rebounds per game:
Xavier Tillman: 6.8 | 5.0 | +1.7
Assists per game:
Tyus Jones: 7.2 | 5.2 | +2.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 0.0 | 11.8 | -11.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies (+100)

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