Friday, December 11, 2015
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, December 11, 2015. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 191.5.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 13-8 and a road record of 3-5. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 97.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 13-10 and a home record of 7-5. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 95.8 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of -4.5.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.6 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Zach Randolph averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Charlotte averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.3 per game. The Hornets allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Memphis averages 95.8 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 48.7 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-12-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/01/15 C Al Jefferson Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/14/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 F Jarell Martin Foot out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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