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Pointspread favors Grizzlies in battle with Hornets

Memphis GrizzliesNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 18, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

6-6TEAM RECORD3-10

The NBA betting slate features a clash between New Orleans and Memphis on Wednesday, with the host Hornets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Hornets sit at 3-10 (5-8 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 6-6 (5-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 4-9 OU, and Memphis is 6-6 OU.

View Memphis vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Hornets sat as 4-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 176.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 13-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 11-rated Hornets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 91-86 win for the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 86.7 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 13 at 93.7 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.8 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 102-86 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Grizzlies grabbed a 102-86 win over the Bulls on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Rudy Gay at FedExForum.

The Hornets were an 84-77 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (161) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Orleans suffered an 84-77 loss against Portland on Monday, getting 21 points from Jarrett Jack in a losing effort at New Orleans Arena.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Grizzlies at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 11 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Memphis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games
New Orleans is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis at Detroit, Friday, January 20
New Orleans at Houston, Thursday, January 19

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