Charlotte Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 11/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
FedExForum is the site where the Memphis Grizzlies will compete against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
The Hornets stepped onto the hardwood against the Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 106-88 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Hornets walked away with 14 and the Bulls racked up 18 personal fouls. They also converted 14 out of their 31 tries from distance. Chicago shot 88.9% at the free throw line by converting 16 of their 18 tries. Moreover, Chicago snagged 51 boards (11 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 12 rejections. Chicago totaled 28 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. In relation to defending, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 43.2% from the floor on 38 of 88 shooting. They also distributed 22 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When discussing rebounding, they collected a total of 47 with 13 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Hornets made 9 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 56.3%. Charlotte ended the contest with a 39.1% field goal percentage (36 out of 92) and buried 7 of 32 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. Oubre went 52.9% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 30 minutes and also totaled 5 rebounds. He walked away with 24 points on 9 of 17 shooting.
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Charlotte enters this game with a mark of 3-5 this season. They lose possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling down 46.1 boards per game and has 221 assists this season, which is 6th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Hornets are shooting 36.8% on shots from downtown (92 of 250) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 113.4 points per outing (17th in the league) while connecting on 46.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 19th in the league in opponents points per game (114.5). The Hornets are allowing a FG percentage of 45.3% (334 of 738) and they surrender 47.3 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 19th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 207 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Grizzlies took home the win by a final score of 111-106 when they played the Trail Blazers. The Grizzlies corralled 36 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this game. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Trail Blazers were called for 17 fouls for this contest which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of those for a clip of 81.5%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Memphis converted 13 out of 28 tries (46.4%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies finished shooting 38 for 83 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.8%. The Grizzlies allowed the Trail Blazers to make 36 of their 89 attempts from the field which had them shooting 40.4% for this contest. They finished 39.4% from downtown by hitting 13 of 33 and finished the contest at 21 out of 26 at the charity stripe (80.8%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis permitted Portland to pull down 46 overall (16 on the offensive glass).
Desmond Bane was important for the Grizzlies in this contest. Bane earned 29 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 5 assists for this contest. He converted 7 out of 16 for this contest giving him a rate of 43.8%, and had 8 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 5-3 for the year. The Grizzlies are committing 21.1 personal fouls every game and they shoot 69.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.4 times per game (24th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.8 times per contest. Memphis has accounted for 938 pts for the season (117.3 per game) and they pull in 45.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 13th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 26th in the league in points allowed per contest with 119.5. They are able to force 15.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the field (22nd in the NBA). The Memphis defense gives up 37.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (114 of 302) and opponents are connecting on 78.0% of their free throw shots. They allow 25.9 assists and 44.3 rebounds per contest, which is 18th and 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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