At 8:00 ET tonight, the Hornets (-126) will take on the Grizzlies (+105) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line is currently set at 205.5.

Charlotte comes into this game with a record of 16-49 and sits 13th in the Eastern Conference. Memphis is 13th in the West with a record of 23-43.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +1.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 106-105 in favor of the Hornets.
  • Our projections have Miles Bridges finishing with Miles Bridges points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hornets finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.2% and knocking down 9 threes.

Can the Hornets Offense Score Enough in Memphis?

The Hornets are favored for the 5th time this season and will be looking to improve their ATS record of 25-38. On the road, they are 12-21 ATS.

Charlotte’s average scoring margin on the road is -12.3 points per game. In Eastern Conference play, they are 10-32 and are 16-49 overall, which is 13th in the East.

In their last game, the Hornets lost to the Pistons by a score of 114-97. Charlotte was getting 4.5 points in that game and is now 12-21 ATS on the road.

So far this season, the Hornets have an O/U record of 30-35. Their games have averaged 224.3 points per game, which is higher than today’s line of 205.5.

Charlotte’s last game vs. Detroit finished with a combined score of 211 points, which was below the O/U line of 217.5.

So far this season, the Hornets are 29th in scoring at 107.1 points per game. They have struggled on the road, averaging 105.8 points per game compared to 108.3 at home.

Charlotte is 27th in field goal percentage at 45% and ranks 28th in true shooting percentage. They are also 30th in free throw attempts and makes.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 22nd in made threes at 11.9 per game. However, they are just 23rd in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

Currently, the Hornets’ defense holds the 19th rank in the NBA, allowing 117.3 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Hornets are causing 13 turnovers per game, ranking 19th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 23rd in rejections, averaging 4.6 blocked shots each game.

Taking a Look at the Grizzlies Chances at Home

In their last game, the Grizzlies defeated the Wizards by a score of 109-97. The combined scoring of 206 was below the O/U line of 222.5. Memphis covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs.

This season, Memphis has an O/U record of 29-36-1. The under has hit in their last three games and today’s line of 205.5 is lower than all of their previous games.

Against the spread, Memphis is 32-34 for the season, including a 13-20 record at home and 19-14 on the road. As the underdog, they are 27-23 vs. the spread.

On the season, Memphis games have averaged 218.1 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 205.5. In Western Conference games, the Grizzlies are 13-29 and are currently 13th in the West.

For the season, Memphis is 23-43 and has gone 17-33 as the underdog. As for their ATS record, they are 27-23 as the underdog and are looking to cover the spread as underdogs for the 6th straight game.

At home, the Grizzlies are averaging 103.2 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. Overall, they are 30th in the league at 105.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Memphis is 30th at 43%. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the league at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 12th in the NBA in made threes at 13.2 per game. However, they are just 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. In terms of free throws, Memphis is 23rd in made free throws at 16.1 per game.

So far this season, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 21.2% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 23rd in the league at 24.8 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, Memphis is 19th in the NBA.

In the current season, the Grizzlies defense has excelled, sitting 9th in the NBA by allowing 112.3 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.9% from downtown.