Monday, February 1, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, February 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 28-20 and a road record of 9-13. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 99 per contest. Memphis is 5-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-13. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 18-28 and a home record of 13-10. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 105, good for a point differential of -2.2. New Orleans has a division record of 4-6 and a conference record of 12-18. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Mike Conley averages 14.5 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Anthony Davis averages 22.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Memphis averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.5 per game. The Pelicans allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 94.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they average 93.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pelicans score 107.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 110 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.7 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-24-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 25-22-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-26-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-23-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/31/16 C Marc Gasol Knee "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/31/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee "?" Monday vs. Memphis
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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