NBA Betting Odds- Grizzlies vs Thunder Game 5

After stealing game four, the Oklahoma City Thunder looks to take advantage of home court when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in game 5, this Tuesday at 9 PM ET at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

durantAfter stealing game four, the Oklahoma City Thunder looks to take advantage of home court when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in game 5, this Tuesday at 9 PM ET at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The series is 2-2, but the momentum looks to be in the Thunder’s side after winning game four.

“They’re doing an amazing job,” Thunder guard Russell Westbrook said of his teammates not named Kevin Durant. “I don’t think they’re getting the credit they deserve. I think a lot of the attention is on Kevin (Durant) and myself, but I think they’re doing a great job of defending those bigs, which is tough to do.”

The Grizzlies can’t afford to hesitate in game 5; they need to play slow basketball, and stop Durant and Westbrook, make other player beat them.

“We’ve got to try to get some motion with the ball movement from side to side, so when the ball does come back to him, he gets the ball at a better position closer to the basket,” Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said. “I think he’s been too far out having to work too hard to get to his spot.”

The NBA betting odds have the Thunder as 7 point favorites for game 5, and the game total is at 186 points.

Oklahoma City is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Memphis. The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oklahoma City’s last 21 games when playing at home against Memphis.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.