Charlotte Hornets (3-5) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (5-3)
November 4, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -11.5; Over/Under: 228.5
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The Charlotte Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum. The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 113.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 23.5 points and 7 rebounds, while Gordon Hayward is averaging 17.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and P.J. Washington is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 117.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 119.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 31.4 points and 6.4 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 24.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Tyus Jones is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Grizzlies are 22-7 ATS in their last 29 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Hornets last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 home games. The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Memphis and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets continue to find ways to compete, but a team can only take so much in terms of injuries. The Hornets will be without Ball, Rozier and Hayward for this contest. Arguably their 3 best players, it’s tough to hang with one of the top teams in the league without them. There’s a reason the line is what it is. It’s Grizzlies and the chalk or pass for me. The Hornets are missing just too much production.