Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets.
Stadium: FedExForum (Memphis).
The Charlotte Hornets have been on a real bad streak lately with five straight losses. It’s no surprise, though. James Borrego’s team has a tough road trip to the West. The next stop is Memphis. Will the Hornets lose and the Grizzlies? Let’s pick a few betting options at once.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Memphis are at their level
For the third season in a row, Taylor Jenkins’ team is claiming their worth. Making the playoffs last season was a tremendous success for the young team. The start of the new championship is also encouraging.
The Grizzlies started the season 6-4. In addition, they managed to beat Denver twice on their home court, managed to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers away, and also were the only team to beat Golden State this season. In San Francisco, the Grizzlies were stronger in overtime.
Last week’s game was not without an extra five minutes. At home to the FedExForum, Memphis had to grapple with Minnesota. They won, however, by a score of 125-118 (113-111). Ja Morant recorded 33 points and eight assists. In 10 games, the Grizzlies’ leader has 26.0 points per game average—a serious bid for another tough season.
Charlotte fell short of the test
Going to the West is a huge challenge for all Eastern teams. But Charlotte didn’t just experience problems. They truly failed in away games. James Borrego’s team won only one game against the Los Angeles Lakers, where the Lakes took overtime. In addition, the Hornets lost 22 points to Golden State, as many as 30 to Sacramento State, and 14 to the Los Angeles Clippers. This stretch showed that it’s still too early to write this young team into the serious contenders. Finishing in the playoffs, something they failed to do last season, would be a success for LaMelo Ball and company. However, it’s unlikely that Charlotte will even make the Wild Card zone.
Expert Betting Tips
Right now, Memphis and Charlotte look like two very different teams. And it’s not even just the Hornets’ poor outing. The Grizzlies are a year ahead of the Hornets. While Memphis and Morant are entering their third season, Charlotte and LaMelo Ball are in their second. Adding to the experience here is a significant difference in current form. So a Grizzlies win seems almost certain.
The prediction is a win for Memphis.
- Handicap 1 (-3.5) for 1.74;
- W1 and Total Over 229.5 for 2.80;
- Memphis to win all quarters for 9.50.