Charlotte Hornets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (16-15) at Charlotte Hornets (15-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday night at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a big victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 15 points and 5.9 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Jeff Green is dishing 1.7 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.7 points and 4.9 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Al Jefferson is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.1 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last eight home games.
The Grizzlies are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets have been a big time surprise and now get their big man back in Jefferson. The Grizzlies have yet to prove themselves on the road. Give me the Hornets and the reasonable chalk.