Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Hornets vs Grizzlies Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Charlotte Hornets taking on the Memphis Grizzlies Friday December 11 at the FedExForum Memphis, TN. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Charlotte Hornets (13-8) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (13-10)
Date: Friday December 11
Time: 8 PM EST
Venue: FedExForum Memphis, TN
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 193.5
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The Hornets have been a little bit of a surprise so far on the season, as they lead the Southeast Division and they have won 3 in a row. The Grizzlies got over their embarrassing blowout loss to the Thunder by getting a win in their last game and they are a 3.5-point betting favorite at home tonight.
The Grizzlies have won 3 straight games facing the Hornets.
In their last games the Hornets beat the Miami Heat 99-81 and the Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 93-92.
This season the Grizzlies are 7-5 at home and the Hornets are 3-5 on the road.
In their 3 game winning streak the Hornets have been playing good defense holding their opponents to an average of 87 ppg on 39% shooting. Overall, Charlotte ranks 8th in the league in opponents’ points allowed and 9th in scoring.
The Hornets have been winning even without Al Jefferson (13.7 ppg 6.4 rpg), who has been suspended for 5 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy.
The Grizzlies will have to play solid perimeter defense tonight, as 3 of the top 4 scorers for the Hornets are guards led by Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum, who are combining to average 34 ppg. The lone frontcourt player in the top 4 in scoring for Charlotte is Jefferson, who Is out for this game.
The Hornets have lost 6 of their last 7 games facing the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies have won 2 of their last 3 games and they are 5 games back of San Antonio in the Southwest Division.
The Griz lost by 37 points to the Thunder and in their last game they needed a half court shot at the end of the game from Matt Barnes to beat the Pistons.
The Grizzlies have to play solid defense to win, as they rank 14th in the league in opponents’ points allowed and only 28th in scoring.
While the Hornets are led by their guards the Grizzlies are led by the frontcourt duo of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. Randolph had been struggling for a few games since coming back from an injury, but in the win over the Pistons he went for 21 points and grabbed 16 boars.
Mike Conley is the 2nd leading scorer for the Grizzlies, but he has been struggling as of late combining to shoot 8/34 in his last 3 games for a total of 23 points while he is averaging 14.5 ppg for the season.
Memphis has really been cold from deep, as in their last 6 games they are shooting a 3-pt FG% of only 24.1%.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CHA is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- CHA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- CHA has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
- MEM is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- MEM is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Grizzlies have not covered the spread in their last 5 home games and that trend will continue tonight. The Hornets will not only cover the spread in this game, but they will also get the W.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets ATS
The Hornets are playing solid defense as of late and they will do that again tonight in Memphis and get the win over the Grizzlies.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Hornets 95 Grizzlies 90
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