Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Smoothie King Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 10-8 and a road record of 4-5. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 96.2 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 4-13 and a home record of 3-4. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 108.9, good for a point differential of -7.4.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 14.7 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Memphis averages 96.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-10-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-11-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-9-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/14/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 F Jarell Martin Foot out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/30/15 PG Norris Cole Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Memphis
11/30/15 G Tyreke Evans Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Memphis
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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