Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/13/2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Jaren Jackson and the Memphis Grizzlies (3-7, 4th in the Southwest Division) go to Spectrum Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (4-6, 2nd in the Southeast Division). Memphis opens this contest as 3 point dogs. The O/U opens at 220.
The Grizzlies are covering the spread 30.0% of the time, having gone 3-7-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering 60.0% of the time, going 6-4-0 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/11/2019 Grayson Allen SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/3/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/5/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 20
Jaren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Ja Morant averages 17.8 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Cody Zeller averages 12.9 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Devonte' Graham averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 109.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 17.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 119.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 23rd in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Hornets are 4th in turnovers per game with 18.0. The Hornets surrender 113.2 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.7 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.6, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Memphis is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Charlotte is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Hornets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -3
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