Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, and Algorithm Picks from the SportsGrid Betting Model
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS. CHARLOTTE HORNETS NBA GAME INFORMATION
Grizzlies (1-3) vs. Hornets (2-2)
Date: Friday, January 1
Time: 7 PM ET
Venue: Spectrum Center
TV Coverage: NBA League Pass
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS. CHARLOTTE HORNETS MONEYLINE, SPREAD, TOTAL, AND ODDS
Moneyline: Grizzlies +148 | Hornets -176
Spread: Hornets -4.0
Total: 220.5 (-110)
Odds to Win NBA Championship: Grizzlies +19000 | Hornets +2400
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MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS. CHARLOTTE HORNETS NEWS AND NOTES
The Grizzlies are in a really tough spot at the moment. Not only is star PG Ja Morant expected to miss the next 3-5 weeks with a Grade 2 ankle sprain, but backup PG De’Anthony Melton is also out for Friday’s contest vs. the Hornets. That leaves the team without their top two facilitators.
Kyle Anderson tried to step up in that department with both players out of the lineup Wednesday, and the results were not pretty. He did manage to hand out nine assists, but they came at the expense of eight turnovers. The Grizzlies posted an Offensive Rating of just 102.1 in that contest, which does not bode well for their success moving forward.
On the other hand, the Hornets are probably a bit undervalued at the moment. They may not have a clear plan for their future – and their salary cap situation is an absolute nightmare – but their current roster could make them competitive in most contests. Their core of Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier, and Devonte’ Graham is solid, and they also have some promising young players like LaMelo Ball, P.J. Washington, and Miles Bridges.
Overall, our betting model thinks that the Hornets are being underrated in this matchup. They think the Hornets should be favored by closer to eight points, making them an excellent value at just -4.0 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS. CHARLOTTE HORNETS PREDICTIONS AND PICKS
SG Betting Model Win Probability: Grizzlies 22.49% | Hornets 77.51%
SG Betting Model ML Star Rating: Hornets – 5 stars
SG Betting Model Spread Star Rating: Hornets – 5 stars
SG Betting Model Total Star Rating: Under – 1 star
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