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The Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Hornets will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at New Orleans Arena.

Memphis won its last outing, a 90-89 result against the Thunder on March 20. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

New Orleans was an 87-86 winner in its last match at home against the Celtics. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 173 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Memphis:
Team record: 46-21 SU, 39-27-1 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games
is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 14 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Orleans

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

New Orleans:
Team record: 23-46 SU, 34-35 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 14 games when playing at home against Memphis
is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 10 games at home

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Next up:
Memphis home to Boston, Saturday, March 23
New Orleans home to Denver, Monday, March 25