Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets - 12/29/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Charlotte Hornets at Memphis Grizzlies

Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Fedexforum)

MEM -4.0 . Total 218.0 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets are on the road for a battle with the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Hornets are (13-21), coming off a 104-102 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The Grizzlies are (12-20), after knocking off the thunder, 110-97.

In the Hornets loss to the Thunder, Charlotte was guided by Terry Rozier.  Rozier was 10 of 18 from the floor, making 3 foul shots, registering 26 points.  The Hornets shot 41% from the floor and 185 from distance.  The Hornets were out rebounded, 64 to 63.  Charlotte out scored Oklahoma City inside the paint, 66 to 50. 

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In the Grizzlies win over the Thunder, Memphis was led on offense, Jonas Valanciunas.  Valanciunas connected on 9 of 11 attempts from the floor, making 3 foul shots, registering 21 points.  Ja Morant added 10 points and 3 assists.  The Grizzlies shot 55% from the floor and 40% from 3-point range.  The Grizzlies defense was great on the road, holding the Thunder to just 41% from the floor.  The Grizzlies largest lead was 20 points.

Recent Betting Trends:

Hornets are 16-17-1 ATS on the year.

The over is 17-17 on the season for the Hornets.

The Grizzlies are 15-17 ATS on the year.

The over is 16-16 in Grizzlies games this year.

Neither team has been great this year.  The Hornets are 6-11 on the road, while the Grizzlies are 6-12 at home.  Charlotte has had one of the worse scoring offense's in the league, averaging 104 per game, that ranks 28th.  The Grizzlies have been averaging nearly 111 per game. Its the Memphis defense that hurt the Grizzlies.  Memphis ranks 26th in points allowed, giving up over 116 per game.  The Hornets should see an increase in point production, due to the Grizzlies defense.  I'll take the over here.  Final score prediction, Grizzlies will win and the total will go over, 114-108.   

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