Grizzlies vs Hornets NBA Spread & Expert Analysis

Grizzlies vs Hornets NBA Spread & Expert Analysis

Written by on January 31, 2019

The Memphis Grizzlies battle the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, Feb. 1, 12 games under .500. Memphis had a great first month of the season, but since then has fallen off the map. They’ll try to start a run that gets them to .500 or close to .500 on Friday. Will the Hornets stand in their way? Or can Memphis start a possible season turnaround?

Grizzlies vs Hornets NBA Spread & Expert Analysis

Why Memphis Grizzlies are a good bet ATS?

Although Memphis is 1-9 straight up in their last 10, there is a silver lining to how badly they’ve been. The Grizzlies are a terrific 3-0 against the spread in their last 3 games. All 3 games were quality performances.Memphis beat Indiana 106-103 on Jan. 26. They lost by only 3 to Western Conference power Denver 92-95 on Jan. 28. In their last, Minnesota needed overtime to beat the Grizzlies 99-97. Memphis is on an uptrend and should at least cover on Friday.Team StatisticsOffense:
  • Points/G: 100.6
  • Field Goal %: 45.2
  • 3-Point %: 34
  • Free Throw %: 75.5
  • Rebounds/G: 40
Defense:
  • Points/G: 103.9
  • Field Goal %: 45.2
  • 3-Point %: 36.7
  • Free Throw %: 78
  • Rebounds/G: 44.2

Why Charlotte Hornets are a good bet ATS?

Are the Hornets a safe bet on Friday in the NBA odds?

Although the Hornets are 2 games under .500, they’re only a game behind the Miami Heat in the Southeast Division. That makes Charlotte a contender to make the playoffs this season.

The Hornets are a much better team at home than they are on the road. They’ve gone 14-11 ATS at home, meaning they’re not only winning games, but they’re also covering the spread on their home court. Charlotte should come out firing on Friday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 111.5
  • Field Goal %: 45.2
  • 3-Point %: 35.5
  • Free Throw %: 78.4
  • Rebounds/G: 44.6
Defense:
  • Points/G: 111.4
  • Field Goal %: 46.5
  • 3-Point %: 34.8
  • Free Throw %: 77.9
  • Rebounds/G: 45.7

NBA Betting Trends for Grizzlies vs Hornets

  • Grizzlies are 5-13 ATS playing in their last 18 games off a day of rest
  • Grizzlies are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games
  • Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 versus the Western Conference
  • Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 versus a team with a winning percentage below .400

Grizzlies vs Hornets Final NBA Betting Analysis

On paper, the Hornets should provide an easy win and cover on Feb. 1. A deeper look reveals that the Grizzlies might be an excellent play on the moneyline.

Charlotte just beat Memphis 118-107 as a -1.5 road dog on Jan. 23. Although it will have only been 9 days on Friday since the last game between these two, the Grizzlies have really stepped it up. They beat Indiana, almost took down Denver, and probably should have upset Minnesota on the road.</p:

It’s only a matter of time before Memphis goes on a run and wins two, three, or possibly even four in a row. That run could start on Friday night versus a Hornets team that Boston obliterated by 32 points on Wednesday.

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