Memphis Grizzlies (19-52) at Charlotte Hornets (31-41)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -10 -- Over/Under: 214 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a victory here after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.5 points and 5.2 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 17.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won a road game since New Years Eve.
The Charlotte Hornets also look for another win after splitting their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.6 points and 5.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 12 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won four of their last six home games.
The Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies are not a good basketball team and aren't putting an NBA roster on the court these days as they tank for hopes of a better draft pick. But I'm not laying double-digit chalk with a bad Charlotte Hornets squad that needed a historic performance to beat the Brooklyn Nets. The Hroents have only been a double-digit favorite three times this season for good reason. There's better options on the board, but if forced to pick, I'm taking the points.