Hornets vs Grizzlies: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 1, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 1, 2021

Southeast Division opponents meet when the Charlotte Hornets (2-2) host the Memphis Grizzlies (1-3) at Spectrum Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, January 1, 2021. The Grizzlies are underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 1, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hornets vs Grizzlies Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 1

Hornets:
Cody Zeller: Out (Hand)

Grizzlies:
Xavier Tillman: Day To Day (Patellar Tendinitis),
Jontay Porter: Day To Day (Knee),
Justise Winslow: Out (Hip),
Grayson Allen: Day To Day (Ankle),
Ja Morant: Out (Ankle),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Day To Day (Knee),
De’Anthony Melton: Out (Health protocols),
Killian Tillie: Day To Day (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Hornets (-4)

Pick OU:
Over (218.5)

Prediction:
Grizzlies 123 Hornets 105
Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook here and get the best bonuses available anywhere!The model predicts a total (227.8 points) much higher than the one set by FanDuel for this matchup (218.5 points). Take the over.

Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devonte’ Graham 63 18.2 3.4 7.5 1.0 0.2 3.5
Terry Rozier 63 18.0 4.4 4.1 1.0 0.2 2.7
Gordon Hayward 52 17.5 6.7 4.1 0.7 0.4 1.6
Miles Bridges 65 13.0 5.6 1.8 0.6 0.7 1.5
P.J. Washington 58 12.2 5.4 2.1 0.9 0.8 1.5

Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 67 17.8 3.9 7.3 0.9 0.3 0.9
Jaren Jackson Jr. 57 17.4 4.6 1.4 0.7 1.6 2.5
Dillon Brooks 73 16.2 3.3 2.1 0.9 0.4 2.0
Jonas Valanciunas 70 14.9 11.3 1.9 0.4 1.1 0.5
Brandon Clarke 58 12.1 5.9 1.4 0.6 0.8 0.4

Shooting Trends

  • The Hornets shot 43.4% from the field last season, 1.6 percentage points lower than the 45% the Grizzlies allowed to opponents.
  • In games Charlotte shot higher than 45% from the field, it went 15-8-1 against the spread and 12-13 overall.
  • Memphis’ record was 24-6 against the spread and 24-6 overall when its opponents made more than 43.4% of their shots from the field.
  • The Grizzlies shot at a 46.8% clip from the field last season, 0.8 percentage points below the 47.6% shooting opponents of the Hornets averaged.
  • Last season, Memphis had a 28-8-1 record against the spread and a 26-11 record overall in games the team collectively shot above 47.6% from the field.
  • Charlotte went 18-7-1 against the spread and 17-10 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot greater than 46.8% from the field.
  • The Hornets’ 35.2% three-point shooting percentage last season was only 1.3 percentage points lower than opponents of the Grizzlies shot from deep (36.5%).
  • Charlotte had a 19-6-1 record against the spread and a 14-13 record overall when the team hit more than 36.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Memphis went 25-9-1 against the spread while putting together a 23-12 straight-up record when its opponents shot above 35.2% from beyond the arc.
  • The Grizzlies’ three-point shooting percentage last season (35%) was only 0.2 percentage points lower than opponents of the Hornets averaged (35.2%).
  • Memphis went 27-10 ATS and 23-14 overall when the team made more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Charlotte went 21-9-1 ATS and 17-15 overall in games it shot over 35% from deep.
  • The Hornets hit 12.1 three-pointers per game last season, 1.1 more makes per game than the Grizzlies allowed (11).
  • Charlotte went 22-4 against the spread and 13-14 overall last season in games it out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Memphis made fewer threes than its opponents, it went 18-28 ATS and 16-30 straight up.
  • The Hornets were the 15th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA last season, while the Grizzlies gave up the 23rd-fewest makes from deep.

Hornets vs Grizzlies Stat Rankings

Hornets Rank Hornets AVG Grizzlies AVG Grizzlies Rank
30th 102.9 Points Scored 112.8 14th
12th 109.6 Points Allowed 113.9 21st
23rd 42.8 Rebounds 46.6 7th
3rd 11 Off. Rebounds 10.4 14th
15th 12.1 3pt Made 11 25th
19th 23.8 Assists 27 2nd
14th 13.9 Turnovers 14.6 23rd

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