NBA Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Game 4

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 13, 2013

NBA Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Game 4

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    The Memphis Grizzlies have won 18 of their past 19 home games dating back to the regular season, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Monday, as they meet up with the Oklahoma City Thunder at FedExForum.

    Sports bettors will find that the Grizzlies are 4.5-point favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 184.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 4 of this Western Conference semifinal series from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way. 

Oklahoma City Thunder

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder have dropped back-to-back games to the Memphis Grizzlies, including an 87-81 setback as 5.5-point road underdogs in Game 3 last Saturday.

    Over the past two-plus seasons, the Thunder are 5-0 against the spread when avenging a loss where the team scored less than 85 points, while the over is 3-2 in that situation.

Memphis Grizzlies

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    The Memphis Grizzlies were fortunate to come away with a victory last time out, as they were out-rebounded by a 51-44 margin.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Grizzlies are 10-2 straight up and against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to six points since the start of the regular season. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Memphis Grizzlies in the first half as one of their NBA playoff picks Monday, as they've compiled a 25-14-2 against the spread record after picking up two or more consecutive wins. 

    NBA Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 First Half

     

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