The Grizzlies will get a chance at a measure of payback tonight when they host the New Orleans Hornets tonight at the Fed Ex Forum. For all of the up to date odds please visit BetOnline sportsbook.
Head to head, the road team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The Grizzlies are 25-8 ATS in their last 33 games playing on 0 days rest, but just 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. The Hornets on the other hand are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
You may have not realized this because they are so far out of the playoff hunt, but the New Orleans Hornets have actually won 4 straight games. Other than Indiana who has a 6 game streak the Hornets have the second longest streak in the league. They have been impressive in the wins as well averaging just over 10 point per victory during the streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are one of those notches during the 4 game winning streak. In their most recent game the Hornets actually beat the Timberwolves on Tuesday night by a score of 91-84 to give them 7 wins in the last 10 games overall.
Is it confusing that the Hornets are still 9 point underdogs? To us it certainly is. They beat Memphis earlier in the week and while we do not think they will win outright, we think they will compete hard enough to cover as a road underdog at the sportsbooks.