Saturday, December 26, 2015
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.5.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 16-15 and a road record of 7-9. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 96 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 15-13 and a home record of 11-5. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 99.2, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Zach Randolph averages 13.1 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kemba Walker averages 17.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Memphis averages 96 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.7 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-17-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-14-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/24/15 C Al Jefferson Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Memphis
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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