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Basketball Betting - Grizz and Hornets Jockey

Basketball betting excitement is high for the Western Conference playoff race as there are still 5 teams fighting for the final 3 slots and the playoffs.
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Basketball betting handicappers will have important regular season games down the stretch that make for virtual post season online basketball betting matchups.

The New Orleans Hornets will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday with a starting time of 8 PM ET.  The Hornets and Grizzlies are fighting for the 7th and 8th positions in the Western Conference playoff race and stay ahead of the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns so this game is of major importance.

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Memphis had a record of 40-33 straight up and was one of the top values on the board with a mark of 46-26-1 with the NBA odds.  The Grizzlies were an outstanding value on the road with a mark of 24-14 against the spread and went under the total in 22 of their 38 away games.

Memphis has maintained their board value as of late with 7 payouts in 10 games from March 6 through March 25. Zach Randolph led the Grizz with 19.9 points per game while also leading the team in rebounding with an outstanding average of 12.4 per outing.

New Orleans was 42-21 straight up and 35-36-2 with the NBA betting line.  The Hornets covered just 16 out of 35 home games and went over the total in just 13 of those games as a host.

New Orleans was ranked 4th in the NBA for scoring defense but their offense has languished and ranked 26th in the league for scoring.  David West was their top scorer with 18.9 points per game.

Memphis has paid out in 3 of their last 4 meetings with the Hornets as the series has gone over the total in 5 of the last 6 games.  The Grizzlies have paid out in 5 of their 7 visits to New Orleans including the last 3 meetings.  This series has gone over the total in 9 of the last 10 matchups in New Orleans.

Memphis was a +9000 underdog at Sports-Gambling to win the 2011 NBA championship while New Orleans was a +6500 basketball betting selection to win the NBA Finals.