Friday, March 11, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, March 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 24-39 and a road record of 7-24. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. New Orleans is 4-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-26. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 38-26 and a home record of 23-10. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of -0.7. Memphis has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 22-17. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.5 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Mike Conley averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Zach Randolph averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
New Orleans averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 98.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies score 101.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.3 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.2. They get 93.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-36-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 32-29-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-30-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-28-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
03/10/16 PG Norris Cole Back "?" Friday vs. Memphis
03/03/16 C Alexis Ajinca Sternum out indefinitely
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/10/16 PG Mike Conley Foot expected to miss Friday vs. New Orleans
03/10/16 F Zach Randolph Knee "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
03/10/16 C Chris Andersen Shoulder expected to miss Friday vs. New Orleans
03/09/16 PG Mario Chalmers Foot out indefinitely
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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