Charlotte vs Memphis: prediction for the NBA preseason match
Charlotte put up a great performance in the first preseason match, they recorded a 113-97 victory over Oklahoma. James Borrego fielded his best players for this game. P. J. Washington, LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier participated in the match. Of course not everyone of them played many minutes, but overall, they performed well. James Bouknight became the best scorer. 21-year old player tallied 20 points, four rebounds and two assists.
In the previous season Hornets failed to earn a place in the playoffs. They were beaten in the play-in by Indiana.
Memphis are yet to play a full preseason match. Two days ago Taylor Jenkins' men had a game against Milwaukee. Match was stopped after the third quarter. At this time, Grizzlies were leading, 87-77. As it was expected, Ja Morant became the best player of Memphis, he was tearing up the opponent's defense. In 24 minutes he scored 27 points, collected six rebounds and made four assists.
Grizzlies will play the match against Charlotte without a number of key players. Dillon Brooks, Chris Dunn, Sam Merrill and Killian Tillie won't play against Charlotte.
In each of three most recent away matches Grizzlies scored at least 108 points
In each of three most recent away matches Charlotte scored at least 107 points
Memphis are clear favourites of this match. If Taylor Jenkins will let Morant to play as many minutes as in the previous match, Charlotte won't have many chances for a success. Looks like Morant is giving it all in every match - even if it is a preseason.
We don't think that Hornets will be able to stop the Grizzlies, so we offer to place a bet on Jenkins' team.
Our prediction - Memphis to win
Both teams scored many points in their previous matches. Charlotte scored 113 points, Memphis - 87 in just three quarters. We think that opponents will score more than 214 points in the head-to-head game.
Our second bet is on total over 214,5 points