5* NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE GAME OF THE WEEK
New Orleans vs. Memphis,
01/14/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 99 - 108
Point Spread: +11/-104 New Orleans
At first glance your gut might tell you to take the Grizzlies at home as a big favorite, but I think your money belongs on the Hornets +11.
Memphis really looked good in a 94-83 win over the Knicks at home on TNT this Thursday, but I can't see them being all that excited to play New Orleans. You have to remember the Grizzlies are playing without Zach Randolph. Are you trying to tell me that if the Grizzlies had Randolph they would be favored by 14-15 in this game? His loss hasn't even been accounted for in this spread.
The Hornets aren't all that talented, especially with the loss of Eric Gordon, but they are capable of keeping this game close. New Orleans is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater, while the Grizzlies are just 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite of 11.0 or greater. BET THE HORNETS +11!