Memphis Grizzlies (1-3) at Charlotte Hornets (2-2)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win to rebound from a 1-3 record. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 113.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 122.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 26.3 points and 6.3 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 18.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Kyle Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 12.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 24.5 points and three assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is dishing 2.8 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Grizzlies last 8 overall. The under is 12-5 in Hornets last 17 overall. The Grizzlies are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies were struggling with Morant in the lineup, so you can only expect those struggles to continue with the star point guard sidelined for a month. The Charlotte Hornets have put some decent wins together lately and are showing more and more promise on the offensive side. I hav a hard time getting behind the Grizzlies in this contest. I'll back the Hornets and the small chalk.