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Grizzlies host Hornets in basketball action

New Orleans HornetsMemphis Grizzlies
March 9, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

New Orleans Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

21-41TEAM RECORD41-19

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Grizzlies try to run the Hornets off the court at FedExForum in pro hoops action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Grizzlies are 41-19 so far on the season, and 35-24-1 ATS vs. the number. The Hornets, meanwhile, are 21-41 and 32-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 26-33-1 and the Hornets go 35-27 on the totals.

View New Orleans vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 98-90.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 26-ranked offense (93.6 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 16 at 98 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, less than the Hornets have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.7 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 108-102 loser as they battled the Lakers at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 18 points from Eric Gordon but lost anyway 108-102 against the Lakers on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Memphis won its last outing, a 103-92 result against the Cavaliers on March 8. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. Memphis got 22 points from Marc Gasol en route to a 103-92 victory over Cleveland on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Hornets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 18 of New Orleans's last 25 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 9 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Memphis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Portland, Sunday, March 10
Memphis at Portland, Tuesday, March 12