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Hornets visit Grizzlies in hoops battle

New Orleans HornetsMemphis Grizzlies
Jan 14, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

New Orleans Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

3-8TEAM RECORD4-6

The Grizzlies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hornets tip off at FedExForum on Saturday in NBA play.

Memphis battles the Hornets, currently with a 3-8 mark (4-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-6 for the Grizzlies and 3-8 for the Hornets.

View New Orleans vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hornets are listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 177.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Grizzlies) and the No. 12 (Hornets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 88-86 result in favor of the Grizzlies is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 91.3 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 5 at 91 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.2 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Orleans was an 87-80 loser at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (167) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New Orleans suffered an 87-80 loss against Minnesota on Friday, getting 20 points from Marco Belinelli in a losing effort at New Orleans Arena.

The Grizzlies were a 94-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Knicks were burned for 26 points by Rudy Gay on Thursday as the Grizzlies picked up a 94-83 win at FedExForum.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing New York are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Hornets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of New Orleans's last 22 games when playing Memphis
New Orleans is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Memphis's last 22 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Portland, Monday, January 16
Memphis home to Chicago, Monday, January 16

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