Grizzlies vs. Hornets Prediction
Will the Charlotte Hornets be able to continue their strong play at home when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 7PM ET?
581 Memphis Grizzlies vs. 582 Charlotte Hornets
Friday, February 1, 2019
7PM ET – Spectrum Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hornets are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 206.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is split down the middle, 50-50. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Grizzlies on a cover streak
Memphis is coming off a 99-97 OT loss at Minnesota on Wednesday for its second straight loss. The Grizzlies have managed to cover the spread in three straight coming into today. Memphis is 20-32 on the season, 8-18 on the road, 22-30 against the spread and 32-20 with the under.
The Grizzlies have the top-ranked defense in the league, as they are holding opponents to just 103.8 points per game. However, Memphis also has the worst offense in the league. The Grizzlies are putting up just 100.5 points per game. Rookie forward Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Mike Conley are both questionable to play tonight. Conley leads the team with 20.2 points and 6.3 assists per game while Jackson averages 13.4 points per contest. Marc Gasol is putting up 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
Hornets can’t get on track
The Charlotte Hornets have alternated wins and losses over their last six and are coming off a 126-94 loss at Boston on Wednesday. Charlotte is now 24-26 on the season, 17-8 at home, 25-25 against the spread and 26-23-1 with the over.
Charlotte ranks 18th in the NBA in both offense and defense. The Hornets are putting up 111.5 points per game while allowing 111.4 per contest. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 24.4 points and 5.6 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is adding 15 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 road games and just 2-10 ATS in their last 12 conference games.
The Hornets have covered the spread in four straight against Western Conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
The Grizzlies have little to offer on offense and could be without their leading scorer in Conley. Charlotte has the ability to put up some points behind Walker. He will be the top player on the floor tonight. The Hornets have been solid at home and, while this game could be ugly behind Memphis’ slow tempo, Charlotte should eventually be able to pull away. The Grizzlies aren’t looking to win or go on a hot streak any time soon.
NBA Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -4.5