Grizzlies vs. Thunder Sports Handicapping Preview and Spread Pick for NBA Playoffs
There are two NBA games on tonight’s schedule, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder. Miami and Oklahoma City are the favorites.
|Tue 5/3||709||Boston Celtics||+5 -103||+193||OVER 181.5 -105|
|04:05 PM||710||Miami Heat||-5 -107||-215||UNDER 181.5 -105|
|Tue 5/3||711||Memphis Grizzlies||+6.5 -104||+269||OVER 197.5 +100|
|06:35 PM||712||Oklahoma City Thunder||-6.5 -106||-305||UNDER 197.5 -110|
OffshoreInsiders.com Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a free pick Tuesday is on the Memphis Grizzlies (+6.5) to Oklahoma City.
Reasoning: Zach Randolph and the Grizz were so dominant in that opening game on Sunday that I’ll make a small play on them plus a healthy number today.
I am a bit hard pressed to believe this series is going to be 2-0 heading back to Memphis, as that is asking a lot, but all Lionel Hollins’ team seems to be doing is play great basketball and cover game after game after game. These guys completely dominated San Antonio at home and on the road even looked like the better team, which is extremely impressive. Now in the first game in this series it was as if Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had little answers defensively. I guess things could change in a hurry in Okie City as the Thunder are a really powerful offensive team but it’s not like the Grizz. aren’t playing at an extremely high level right now.
Randolph, Marc Gasol, OJ Mayo and Mike Conley, Jr. are certainly a team on the rise. It’s been fast and may not be something that eventually leads to a championship but right now at this time Memphis is legit and should steal that cash one more time.
I expect the Thunder to walk off the floor as the victor but I also expect the Grizz to continue to do what they do and cover in the end.
Top expert pick on this game: Memphis