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New Orleans HornetsMemphis Grizzlies
Jan 27, 6:00 PM | FedExForum

New Orleans Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

14-29TEAM RECORD28-14

New Orleans pays a visit to Memphis on Sunday, hoping to send the Grizzlies to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at FedExForum.

This season the Grizzlies are 28-14 overall and 25-16-1 ATS against the number, while the Hornets are 14-29 and 23-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Memphis is 15-26-1 on the OU, and New Orleans is 22-21.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Grizzlies as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 177, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Grizzlies, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-89 victory for the Grizzlies.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 25-ranked offense (93.4 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.3 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, less than the Hornets have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans was a 100-82 loser in its last match at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Eric Gordon scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 100-82 to Houston at New Orleans Arena on Friday).

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 101-77 winner as they battled the Nets at home. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 178 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Grizzlies blew out Brooklyn on Friday, running up the score in a 101-77 win at FedExForum.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Hornets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
New Orleans is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
New Orleans at LA Lakers, Tuesday, January 29
Memphis at Philadelphia, Monday, January 28