Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 3/13/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (16-49) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (23-43) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Grizzlies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Hornets vs Grizzlies

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Hornets lost to the Pistons with a final score of 114-97. Turning the tide, the Hornets picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 53-46.

So far this season, the Hornets are 16-49 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the Hornets are 9-23 compared to their 7-26 road record.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-38 so far this season. The Hornets have experienced a four game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 25-34 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win

The Grizzlies clinched a 109-97 win over the Wizards in their previous game. The Grizzlies entered the game as the underdogs by +2.5, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 206 points ended up below the over/under line of 222.5.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Hornets, the Grizzlies are 23-43 overall and are below .500. As of now, they are 13th in the Western Conference and are 4th in the Southwest division.

Memphis arrives with an ATS record of 32-34 for the season up to this point. When playing on the road, the Grizzlies hold an ATS record of 19-14 in contrast to a 13-20 record against the spread when playing at home.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

Through 65 games the Hornets are averaging 107.1 points per contest, placing them 29th in the NBA.

Heading into their game against the Grizzlies, the Hornets are one of the worst scoring teams in the league, averaging just 107.1 points per game (29th). On the road, they are averaging 105.8 points per game (30th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 22nd in the league in both attempts and makes. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc (23rd).

So far this season, Charlotte has been below the NBA scoring average in 66.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league at 97.4 possessions per game.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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Through 66 games games, Memphis is averaging 105.8 points per game (30th).

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the league, averaging just 105.8 points per game (30th). In home games, they are even worse, averaging just 103.2 points per game.

So far this season, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 21.2% of their games. In terms of pace, Memphis is 16th in the league at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the league, shooting just 43% from the field (30th). However, they are 12th in the league in three-point shooting at 34%.

Hornets Team Defense

On defense, the Hornets come into the game ranked 19th in the league in points allowed at 117.3 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 108.3 points per contest (5th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hornets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.4% from downtown.

Grizzlies Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Grizzlies defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 43.9% of their games. Currently, they are 9th in the NBA at 112.3 points per game allowed. In the terms of takeaways, Grizzlies are causing 14.3 turnovers per game, ranking 27th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 4th in rejections, averaging 6.3 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Hornets And Grizzlies

In today’s game, our projections have Miles Bridges leading the Hornets with 22 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.4 points per game, in addition to 7.5 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Santi Aldama as the leading scorer for the Grizzlies. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 11 while also collecting 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 43.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 10.5 points per game.

Hornets vs Grizzlies Trends

  • Across the Hornets last ten road games, the team averaged 98 points per game while allowing 111. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 2-8 straight-up.
  • Memphis has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 104 points per game while allowing 111. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
  • As the betting favorite, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.

Hornets vs Grizzlies Prediction

In this Hornets vs. Grizzlies matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Grizzlies at +1.5. While we project the Hornets to win 106-105, our recommendation is to bet on the Grizzlies for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 205.5 and our model has the Hornets and Grizzlies finishing with a combined 211 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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