Monday, January 18, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, January 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 13-26 and a road record of 5-17. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 23-19 and a home record of 15-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.2 points per game and surrendering 98.7, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.1 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.4 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
New Orleans averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Memphis averages 96.2 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.5 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.7 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 17th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-24-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-23-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-21-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-21-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/14/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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