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Memphis GrizzliesNew Orleans Hornets
April 1, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

42-33TEAM RECORD43-32

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.

This season the Hornets are 43-32 overall and 36-36-3 ATS against the number, while the Grizzlies are 42-33 and 48-26-1 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 27-47-1 on the OU, and Memphis is 38-37.

View Memphis vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hornets are listed as 1.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Hornets) and the No. 14 (Grizzlies) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-98 result in favor of the Grizzlies is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 95.1 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 14 at 98.1 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.6 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 110-91 winner as they battled the Warriors at home. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Memphis earned a 110-91 victory over Golden State on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Tony Allen at FedExForum.

The Hornets were a 95-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 1.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of OVER bettors. New Orleans earned a 95-91 victory over Portland on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Carl Landry at New Orleans Arena.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Grizzlies at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 10 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
New Orleans is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans's last 10 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Memphis
New Orleans is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to Minnesota, Saturday, April 2
New Orleans home to Indiana, Sunday, April 3