Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets - 10/14/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Charlotte Hornets (0-3) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (2-0)
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5
The Charlotte Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies meet Monday in NBA preseason action at the FedExForum.
The Charlotte Hornets could use a victory here to rebound from an 0-3 preseason start. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 95.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 46.7 percent shooting. P.J. Washington is averaging 13 points and 4.7 rebounds while Dwayne Bacon is averaging 12.3 points and 1.3 assists. Terry Rozier is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Martin is grabbing four rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last nine preseason games.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for another preseason victory after beating Haifa and Newzealand. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 115.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while Grayson Allen is averaging 18 points and 1.5 assists. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 56 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last six preseason games.
The Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 Monday games. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 Monday games. The over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 home games and 10-4 in Grizzlies last 14 overall. The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Memphis.
The Charlotte Hornets have been one of the worst teams throughout the preseason, as the offense is shooting a lousy percentage and the defense hasn't been great. The Memphis Grizzlies will finally play an NBA team this preseason, but the defensive effort has been there from the beginning and they have some bench guys who can get hot offensively. I don't like what I've seen from the Hornets. Give me the Grizzlies and the small chalk.