Pointspread favors Grizzlies in battle with Bobcats

Memphis GrizzliesCharlotte Bobcats
Nov 17, 7:30 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

7-1TEAM RECORD4-3

The Bobcats hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Grizzlies pay a visit to Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.

Charlotte battles the Grizzlies, currently with a 7-1 mark (7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the Bobcats and 6-2 for the Grizzlies. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bobcats in this one found them as 7-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 190 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 107-95.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 17-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 6 at 92.8 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 42.6% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.5 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Memphis was a 105-95 winner at home against the Knicks. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Grizzlies grabbed a 105-95 win over the Knicks on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Marc Gasol at FedExForum.

Charlotte won its last outing, an 89-87 result against the Timberwolves on November 14. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Charlotte earned an 89-87 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Kemba Walker at Target Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing New York are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Grizzlies at Bobcats trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Denver, Monday, November 19
Charlotte home to Milwaukee, Monday, November 19

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