Charlotte Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s clash in the NBA. The struggling Charlotte Hornets look to end a 5-game losing streak as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s been a rough road trip for the Hornets, they’ve dropped 4 in a row away from home and in their last 3 games they’ve conceded at least 120 points in all 3 contests. Not too long ago against the Sacramento Kings they allowed 140 points, so something is definitely off with this team. Right now they average the most points per game, but they also allow the most, so finding a balance between those two stats will be the key for the rest of their season. LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges are all putting up solid numbers on offense, but when your team is 29th in defensive efficiency there’s not much you can hope for.
I think if you offered the Memphis Grizzlies the 5th seed prior to the season they would happily take it. That’s exactly where they are after 10 games played with a 6-4 record. After their 125-118 OT win over Minnesota they are now 4-1 at home and are looking to keep the momentum going here. Bettors love this Grizzlies team – they’ve covered the spread 7 times in the last 10 games, so things are looking promising ahead of tonight’s game. Ja Morant continued his solid play, he’s making a case already to make his first All-Star appearance this year averaging 26 points per game and 7.2 assists. He is one of the main reasons why the Grizzlies average 13.3 makes from beyond the arc each night.
Things are very simple here, you have one team that’s been the laughing stock of the NBA on defense lately going up against one of the best home teams. To make matters even worse for the Hornets they played back-to-back games on Sunday and Money, while the Grizzlies had an extra day of rest. It should be all Memphis here, so let’s back them to cover.
Memphis Grizzlies – Charlotte Hornets Odds
Memphis Grizzlies – Charlotte Hornets Predictions
Memphis Grizzlies -4.5 Point Spread available at -110 odds on bet365!
Just like with the spread, things should be simple when betting on the total here as well. As noted earlier, Charlotte allows the most points per game in the NBA, both in home games but also in road games as well. Right now they are at 116.5 per game which should make life easier for the Grizzlies tonight. Memphis scores a lot at home, they rank 6th in the NBA in that category, but they also allow a ton at 114.2 per game. They did allow 118 points last time they played against Minnesota, a team like Charlotte could have a similar output tonight. The over has landed 7 times in the last 8 meetings. This being the 5th and final game of their long road trip, I think the Charlotte defense will take a night off and worry only about scoring in this one. Let’s back the over in a game between two of the worst defensive and best offensive teams in the NBA.
Over 228 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365!