Charlotte Hornets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/29/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -4
Jaren Jackson and the Memphis Grizzlies (12-20, 4th in the Southwest Division) host the Charlotte Hornets (13-21, 3rd in the Southeast Division) at FedExForum on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The line on this contest has Memphis as 4 point favorites. The over/under opens at 218.
The Hornets cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 17-17-0 ATS. Memphis is covering 46.9% of the time, going 15-17-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/25/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jan 31
Terry Rozier comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Devonte' Graham averages 19.2 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game. He averages 7.6 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jaren Jackson scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Ja Morant averages 17.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.1 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.0 per game. The Hornets allow 110.6 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 26.9 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 15th in the NBA with 110.9 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.63. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26.9. The Grizzlies are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Grizzlies give up 116.5 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 45.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Charlotte is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league.
Memphis is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 25th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -4
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