Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 40-30. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 29-41. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-34-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-34-1 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-34-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 32-38-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/13/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
03/17/17 C Omer Asik Illness out indefinitely
03/03/17 G Jarrett Jack Knee out indefinitely
Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 20 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 20.1 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Anthony Davis averages 27.8 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Demarcus Cousins averages 26.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.03 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 103.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.37 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 21st with 13.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 104.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 97.9 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 31% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.1 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%.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +3
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