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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 3/8/14

Charlotte Bobcats (28-33) at Memphis Grizzlies (34-26)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Charlotte Bobcats take a trip to the FedExForum tonight to take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Bobcats have bounced back from a trio of losses with a couple wins on the trot after beating the Cavaliers by 101-92 last night. Inspired by a pregame speech from Bobcats owner, Michael Jordan, Al Jefferson continued his red-hot form with 28 pooints on 12 of 18 shooting while Kemba Walker added 20 points and 14 assists to lead the Bobcats to their sixth straight win at home. With the win, Charlotte improved to 29-33 on the season and 17-14 at home.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 3/8/14

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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have won three of their last four and return home from a three-game road trip which they capped off by beating the Bulls last night. Marc Gasol led the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Mike Miller made four threes on his way to 14 points to lead the Grizzlies past the Bulls by 85-77 in a come from behind victory. In a dominant second half, the Grizzlies did a great job of holding the Bulls to just 38 points, including just 14 in the fourth quarter while grabbing 10 offensive boards and piling on the second-chance points. With the hard-fought win, Memphis improves to 35-26 overall and 17-12 on the road.

In ATS trends, the Bobcats are 17-40 ATS in their last 57 games playing on no days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record.

The Grizzlies are clearly the better team here, but with Al Jefferson on a hot streak for the Bobcats, I'm actually going to take the visitors with the points in what should be a low scoring game.

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Charlotte +8.5

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