Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets - 12/29/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Charlotte Hornets (13-21) at Memphis Grizzlies (12-21)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -3 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies meet Sunday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 104.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 19.3 points and 7.5 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost four of their last six road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 110.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.9 points and 6.4 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last six home games.
The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Grizzlies are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games as a home favorite and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Hornets last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 6-2 in Grizzlies last 8 overall. The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Memphis and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
This is a tough game to cap when you consider both of these teams are young and play with a lot of heart, but you're never sure if its going to be good enough to get the job done that night. The Charlotte Hornets have the rest advantage, but they're losing on the road by an average of 10.1 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Hornets on the road this season and will have the best player on the court. I'll lay the bucket.