Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets Prediction,Preview, and Odds – 11-13-2019
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets
Where: Spectrum Center
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00 pm ET
We have a non-conference NBA game to consider when the Memphis Grizzlies visit the Charlotte Hornets for game one of their two-game season series. Memphis is 3-7 this season and enters this game coming off a 113-109 upset road win over the San Antonio Spurs. Charlotte is off to a 4-6 start to its season and hoping to end a three-game losing streak when they take the court against the Grizzlies.
Memphis Rebuilding Around Marant
Memphis is in rebuilding mode, and everything they do revolves around the development of rookie guard Ja Morant and second-year forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Morant is currently leading the Grizzlies with 17.8 points per game with a team high 5.2 assists. Jackson is averaging 14.1 points with 5.1 rebounds per night. Losses to the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, and Orlando Magic alongside wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Spurs have the Memphis fanbase excited about the possibilities.
The Grizzlies visited the Spurs Monday night and came out of there with a 113-109 victory. Jackson led Memphis with a game-high 24 points, six rebounds along with five assists. Dillon Brooks added 21 points, and Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 18 points alongside 12 boards. Morant shot 2-12 from the floor and finished with nine points. Memphis won the battle of the boards 53-48 and committed 11 turnovers.
Devonte’ Graham off to Great Start
Charlotte is “resetting” after the departure of Kemba Walker and is currently on a three-game losing streak courtesy of losses to the Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, and a Sunday night loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Second-year guard Devonte’ Graham is having an excellent start to the season, averaging 17.9 points, 3.6 rebounds with a team high 7.6 dimes per game. Terry Rozier is averaging 15.2 points per game with 5.1 assists this season. Rookie forward P.J. Washington averages 13.5 points with 6.2 rebounds, and Cody Zeller is averaging 12.9 points with a team high 8.9 rebounds per night.
The Hornets suffered a Sunday night road loss to the 76ers by a score of 114-106. Zeller led Charlotte with 24 points alongside seven boards, and Graham came off the bench to drop 19 points with ten assists. Malik Monk added 15 points off the bench, and Washington also scored 15 for Charlotte. The Hornets shot 45.2 percent from the field, 42.4 percent from downtown, and 72.7 percent from the free-throw line. Charlotte lost the battle of the boards 54-40 and turned the ball over 13 times.
The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The Grizzlies play their home games at FedExForum. The team is owned by Robert Pera. The Grizzlies are currently the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues based in the city of Memphis, and is the only professional basketball team in the state of Tennessee.
The team was originally established as the Vancouver Grizzlies, an expansion team that joined the NBA for the 1995–96 season. After the 2000–01 season concluded, the Grizzlies moved to Memphis.