Two teams on losing streaks will face off in Charlotte tonight as the Hornets host the Grizzlies. Memphis is favored by 4 points and has dropped 7 straight games, while the Hornets have lost 10 in a row.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET and the game will be shown on BSSE. The over/under line is currently at 220.5 points.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -4
This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-67 in favor of the Grizzlies.
- Our projections have Jaren Jackson Jr. finishing with Jaren Jackson Jr. points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
- From the field, we have the Grizzlies finishing with a field goal percentage of 43.8% and knocking down 11 threes.
Can Memphis Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?
Memphis has lost seven straight games and is 18-34 on the season. In the Western Conference, they are in 13th place and 4th in the Southwest Division.
On the road, the Grizzlies are 13-15 straight up and 16-12 against the spread. Their ATS record is 24-28 overall, compared to 8-16 ATS at home.
Against the spread, Memphis has gone 5-8 when favored and 19-20 as the underdog. Today, they are favored by four points and have a 6-7 record as the favorite.
In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Bulls by a score of 118-110. The O/U line for that game was 216.5, and Memphis was getting 5.5 points going into the game.
Memphis has gone 3-0 on the over in their last three games, and their O/U record for the season is 22-29-1. This year, their games have averaged 220.4 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the NBA, ranking just 30th in points per game at 107.1. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 109.2 points compared to 104.6 at home.
So far this season, Memphis has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 21.2% of their games. They have also been one of the worst teams in terms of field goal percentage, shooting just 43% from the field (30th).
One area where the Grizzlies have excelled is three-point shooting, as they are 8th in the league in made threes per game (13.7). However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 13th in the league, allowing an average of 113.3 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.1% from downtown.
Can the Charlotte Offense Score Enough at Home?
Today, the Hornets will look to snap their 10-game losing streak as they host the Grizzlies. Charlotte is currently 13th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 10-41.
As the underdog, the Hornets have gone 8-39 straight-up and 17-28 against the spread. Today, they are getting 4 points and are looking to win their third straight ATS as the home team.
Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 27-24, and their games have averaged 228.6 points per game. In their last game against the Bucks, the teams combined for just 204 points, falling well short of the O/U line of 229.
In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are 7-25 against other teams and 3-16 against non-conference opponents. On average, they are scoring 109.0 points per game at home and giving up 120.0 points per game.
Charlotte’s last game was a 120-84 loss to the Bucks. They were 16-point underdogs in that game and finished with an ATS loss. The O/U line for that game was 229.
At 108.2 points per game, the Hornets are 29th in the NBA in scoring. At home, they average 108.5 points per game.
Charlotte is 28th in the league in field goal percentage at 45% and 23rd in three-point shooting at 36%.
So far this season, the Hornets have outscored the NBA average in just 37.3% of their games.
So far, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 25th in the league at 120.4 points per contest. The Hornets defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bucks offense to just 34.2% shooting. Overall, they gave up 120 points to Milwaukee.