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Charlotte Hornets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies at Charlotte Hornets
Date & Time Friday February 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 100.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.2 points and 6.3 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won a road game since December 23.

The Charlotte Hornets could also use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 24.4 points and 5.6 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15 points and 5.6 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Parker is dishing 3.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won seven of their last eight home games.

The Grizzlies are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Hornets last 8 home games. The under is 10-4 in Grizzlies last 14 overall.

The Memphis Grizzlies are piling up the losses and aren't covering many of these games despite being underdogs most nights and getting a great deal of points. Everybody knows how I feel about the Charlotte Hornets, as I mentioned how blah this team is every year and they're not a club I'm looking to lay points with. However, the Grizzlies are a team that's checked out and is more interested in blowing up the roster at this point than winning games. The Hornets are also winning by an average of 5.8 points at home this season and are a decent 14-11 ATS at home. I'll lay the reasonable chalk.

Charlotte Hornets -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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