The Grizzlies have eliminated the Clippers after losing the first two games of the series and now will play the top-seeded Thunder in the second round. Get NBA playoff odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Grizzlies (4-2) lost the first two games in the series against the Los Angeles Clippers in round one of the playoffs and then checked off four straight games to take the series and eliminate the Clippers. Zach Randolph was the key in those four games that the Grizzlies won. In the first two, Randolph was non-existent on the offensive end and then he took over in those next four games. He dominated the Clippers big men and once Blake Griffin suffered his injury, it was all but over for Los Angeles. Mike Conley Jr. hit some massive three pointers in clutch moments and the Grizzlies were able to move on to the Western Conference semi-finals.
The Thunder (4-2) had to play a couple more games than they wanted after going up three games to zero against the Rockets. Houston won two games in a row and even could have forced a Game 7 but the Thunder won Game 6 in Houston. It is going to be tough for the Thunder without Russell Westbrook in their lineup.
The Grizzlies have been 5-1 against the spread in the playoffs and the Thunder are 3-3 ATS.
I am going to pick the Thunder in Game 1 in Oklahoma City. I think Memphis has a good chance when the games are not being played in OKC. But this one isn’t at online sportsbooks.