The Memphis Grizzlies (18-34) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (10-41) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. Both the Grizzlies and Hornets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Grizzlies vs Hornets
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Memphis’ most recently played the Bulls and lost with a final score of 118-110. the Grizzlies entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 56-52.
In their quest for a win over the Hornets, the Grizzlies are 18-34 overall this season. When playing on the road, the Grizzlies are 13-15 compared to a 5-19 record at home.
Memphis currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 24-28 at this point. Memphis has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 8-16 ATS at home compared to 16-12 on the road.
The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Hornets lost to the Bucks with a final score of 120-84. the Hornets not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +16 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 204 points fell short of the set over/under line of 229.
Coming into their matchup with the Grizzlies, the Hornets are 10-41 overall and are looking to snap their 10 game losing streak. When playing away from home, the Hornets are 5-20 compared to their 5-21 record at home this season.
Charlotte’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 17-32 for the season. In their two most recent home games, Charlotte has covered the spread and they are 9-15 ATS at home compared to 8-17 on the road.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
The Grizzlies come into today’s game as the 30th ranked scoring offense at 107.1 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league, averaging just 107.1 points per game (30th). They have actually scored more on the road (109.2) than at home (104.6).
Memphis has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 21.2% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.
So far, the Grizzlies have made the 8th most three-pointers per game (13.7), but they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage (34%). In terms of free throws, they are 27th in makes per game (15.9) and 26th in attempts per game (20.8).
Hornets Offense Breakdown
The Hornets come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 108.2 points per game.
At home this season, the Hornets are averaging 108.5 points per game, which is 29th in the NBA. Overall, Charlotte is 29th in scoring at 108.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hornets are 28th in the league at 45%. They are also 28th in true shooting percentage.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 23rd in the NBA in three-point percentage at 36%. On average, they are making 11.9 three-pointers per game, which is 23rd in the league. From the free-throw line, Charlotte is last in both free throws made and attempted per game.
So far this season, the Hornets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 37.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 23rd in the league at 98 possessions per game. In terms of assists, Charlotte is 27th in the NBA.
Grizzlies Team Defense
Memphis’ defense has been playing well, ranking 13th in the NBA with 113.3 points allowed per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Bulls, the Grizzlies’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 54% leading to 118 points.
Hornets Team Defense
For the season, Charlotte is sitting 25th in terms of points allowed per game (120.4). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. In the terms of takeaways, Hornets are causing 12.9 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 20th in rejections, averaging 4.8 blocked shots each game.
Key Players For The Grizzlies And Hornets
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jaren Jackson Jr. is set to be the main scorer for the Grizzlies, recording 22 points and shooting 7/16 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.2 points per game, along with 5.5 rebounds.
On the other side, Miles Bridges is our projected leading scorer for the Hornets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.7%, and his scoring average is 21.6 points per game.
Grizzlies vs Hornets Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Grizzlies offense has averaged 109 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Memphis posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 7-3 ATS.
- Although Charlotte has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 107 points per game in these games.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 0-10 and an ATS mark of 2-8.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Grizzlies have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Grizzlies to secure the win, with an expected final score of 80-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -4.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 220.5 and our model has the Grizzlies and Hornets finishing with a combined 147 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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