The snow isn’t stopping the NBA.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are traveling to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. Wednesday’s game tips off at 8 p.m. CT and will be shown on Fox Sports, Oklahoma.
The Thunder (11-16) will have their hands full as Memphis (11-12) is favored by 7.5-points. The Grizzlies also have the Thunder’s number, having defeated them in their last two meetings, the final victory happening in August when Memphis won 121-92.
Oklahoma City looked promising against the Milwaukee Bucks, surging with a fourth-quarter win behind Justin Jackson’s 22 points. Al Horford also had a game that night, scoring 20 points, with seven boards and nine assists. All five starters had at least 10 points in that game.
According to ESPN stats, OKC is averaging 107.5 points per game while allowing 113.3 points per game.
The team is shooting 44.9% from the floor and 33.8% from the three-point range.
This despite being seventh in the league for three-point attempts at 37.3%.
The Thunder are second in defensive rebounds per game at 37.2 and 10th in the league for averaging 45.1 rebounds per game.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who leads the team in scoring 22.6 points per game, did not play Tuesday and will likely be unavailable Wednesday due to a knee injury. This would mark the fifth game the point guard has missed due to a left knee sprain, USA Today reported.
George Hill is also listed as out as he’ll miss at least four weeks due to a right thumb sprain, USA Today reported.
Memphis is led by Ja Morant, who leads the team with 19 points per game, followed closely by center Jonas Valanciunas, who averages 16.2 points per game.
Valanciunas is also the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 10.7 boards per contest.
According to CBS Sports, Memphis will likely be without Desmond Bane and De’Anthony Melton.
The Grizzlies lead the league in assists per game with 28.3, eighth in offensive rebounds. They also lead the league in steals.
PREDICTION: Memphis by 7.