Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The Hornets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Grizzlies tip off at New Orleans Arena on Friday in NBA play.
New Orleans will face the 13-3 Grizzlies, who own a 12-3-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hornets are 8-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 8-8 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Grizzlies before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point favorites earlier at , while the total was sitting at 188 at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Hornets, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-90 victory for the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 20-rated squad against Memphis's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 13 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 5.6 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 94.7 points per game when playing on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Memphis, they were a 108-98 winner as they battled the Suns at home. The Grizzlies earned a push in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Zach Randolph went off for 38 points and added 22 rebounds leading Memphis to a 108-98 win over Phoenix on Tuesday at FedExForum.
New Orleans lost its last outing, a 103-87 result against the Lakers on December 5. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Ryan Anderson was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 9 rebounds but Los Angeles still won, 103-87, over New Orleans on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Grizzlies at Hornets trends to consider:
Memphis is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Memphis is 12-2-1 ATS in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Memphis
New Orleans is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Memphis
Memphis home to Atlanta, Saturday, December 8
New Orleans at Miami, Saturday, December 8