Monday, December 5, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 13-8. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 97.5 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 7-13. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -2.9.
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Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Mike Conley averages 19.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Anthony Davis averages 31.5 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Tim Frazier averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Memphis averages 97.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 103.1 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 92.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 102.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-10-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-10-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/04/16 G Vince Carter Hip "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
11/29/16 PG Mike Conley Back out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Zach Randolph Personal out indefinitely
11/22/16 F James Ennis Calf out indefinitely
11/20/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out for season
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/03/16 F Anthony Davis Shoulder injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
12/03/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
11/25/16 F Dante Cunningham Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -5.5
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