Saturday, January 29 2022

Who’s Playing

Charlotte @ Memphis

Current Records: Charlotte 5-7; Memphis 6-4

What to Know

The Charlotte Hornets haven’t won a game against the Memphis Grizzlies since Feb. 1 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Wednesday. They will face off against one another at 8 p.m. ET at FedExForum. Allowing an average of 118.33 points per game, Charlotte has been asleep on the defensive side of the ball and will need to wake up before the matchup.

The Hornets fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 126-123. Charlotte’s defeat came about despite a quality game from point guard LaMelo Ball, who dropped a triple-double on 25 points, 15 boards, and 11 dimes. That’s Ball’s first triple-double of the season.

Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Memphis ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Monday with a 125-118 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was another big night for the Grizz’s point guard Ja Morant, who had 33 points and eight assists along with six rebounds.

The Hornets are expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past five games.

Memphis’ win lifted them to 6-4 while Charlotte’s loss dropped them down to 5-7. Given their high-scoring efforts against their previous opponents, it will be interesting to see how far up these teams can run up the score.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: FedExForum — Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Grizzlies are a 4.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Charlotte have won seven out of their last 12 games against Memphis.

  • Feb 10, 2021 – Memphis 130 vs. Charlotte 114
  • Jan 01, 2021 – Memphis 108 vs. Charlotte 93
  • Dec 29, 2019 – Memphis 117 vs. Charlotte 104
  • Nov 13, 2019 – Memphis 119 vs. Charlotte 117
  • Feb 01, 2019 – Charlotte 100 vs. Memphis 92
  • Jan 23, 2019 – Charlotte 118 vs. Memphis 107
  • Mar 22, 2018 – Charlotte 140 vs. Memphis 79
  • Oct 30, 2017 – Charlotte 104 vs. Memphis 99
  • Nov 28, 2016 – Charlotte 104 vs. Memphis 85
  • Nov 21, 2016 – Memphis 105 vs. Charlotte 90
  • Dec 26, 2015 – Charlotte 98 vs. Memphis 92
  • Dec 11, 2015 – Charlotte 123 vs. Memphis 99

Injury Report for Memphis

  • Killian Tillie: Out (Back)
  • Yves Pons: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for Charlotte

  • P.J. Washington: Out (Elbow)

Source: CBSSports.com

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