Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 8.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 22-34. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 34-23. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.0 points per game and surrendering 99.6, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 27.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jrue Holiday averages 16.2 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Mike Conley averages 19.4 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Marc Gasol averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New Orleans averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.27 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Memphis averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.39 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 24th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 104.2 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 98.1 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 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.2 and they have a defensive rating of 105.7. They get 92.9 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 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-29-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-29-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-27-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-28-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
02/14/17 F Dante Cunningham Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
02/14/17 F Terrence Jones Thumb "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -8.5
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