Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
The Memphis Grizzlies (1-3) go to Spectrum Center on Friday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (2-2).
The Memphis Grizzlies took the court against the Boston Celtics and took a loss by a score of 126-107 in their last contest. Memphis finished the contest having earned a 43.0% FG percentage (40 out of 93) and converted 9 of 33 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies buried 18 of 25 shots for a percentage of 72.0%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 46 with 14 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 dimes in this contest while earning 8 steals and 3 rejections. When discussing defending, Memphis allowed 53.8% from the field on 49 of 91 shooting. Boston distributed 27 dimes and had 17 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Celtics snagged 42 rebounds (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 11 blocks. Boston shot 85.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of their 14 shots. They made 16 of their 39 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jonas Valančiūnas is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. He walked away with 20 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 24:10 minutes played and also snagged 11 boards. Valančiūnas ended up shooting 63.6% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Grizzlies was Gorgui Dieng. He grabbed 6 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He shot 60.0% from the field for the game via 6-of-10 (17 points). Overall, Dieng saw the court for 23:50 min.
Memphis enters this game with a mark of 1-3 this year. They average 113.5 points per contest (11th in basketball) while hitting 44.3% from the floor. The Grizzlies are shooting 31.8% on shots from 3-point land (42 of 132) and 75.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is pulling down 47.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 93 assists this season, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 15.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.3 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They are ranked 21st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 106 conceded so far this year. The Grizzlies are giving up a FG percentage of 46.9% (59 of 79) and they relinquish 48.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 37.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 28th in the league in PPG from their opponents (122.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Charlotte Hornets went home victorious with a score of 118-99 when they played the Dallas Mavericks. The Hornets were able to pull down 38 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in the game. They blocked 6 shots while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Mavericks earned 16 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Hornets to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.0%. In relation to shooting from distance, Charlotte made 15 of their 34 tries (44.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Hornets ended up shooting 43 for 84 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.2%. The Hornets permitted the Mavericks to bury 34 of 87 tries from the field which had them sitting at 39.1% in this matchup. They finished 28.6% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 42 and ended up going 19 out of 33 at the free throw line (57.6%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Charlotte allowed Dallas to get 39 in total (13 offensive).
LaMelo Ball ended up having an impact for the Hornets for this game. He converted 7 out of 10 for this contest for a rate of 70.0%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Ball pulled down 8 rebounds in his 29:25 mins of playing time and accumulated 5 assists in this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Charlotte was Miles Bridges. He ended up with 20 points in 29:43 mins on the hardwood via 6 out of 9 from the floor in this contest. Bridges finished going 66.7% from the field while contributing 2 assists and 16 boards.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 2-2 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hornets are hitting on 46.3% from the floor, which ranks 17th in the league. Charlotte has totaled 445 pts for the season (111.3 per game) and they pull down 45.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 30.3 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 16.8 times per contest. The Hornets are responsible for committing 23.0 fouls per game and they connect on 64.7% from the charity stripe. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 6th in the league in points given up per game with 108.3. The Charlotte defense gives up 34.2% on 3-pointers (53 of 155) and opponents are making 68.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 26.5 dimes and 47.3 boards every game, which has them ranked 23rd and 22nd in basketball. They have forced 17.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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