New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, October 13, 2017.
The Pelicans head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 34-48. They were 4th in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of -2.1 as they averaged 104.3 points per contest while giving up 106.4 per game. The Grizzlies had an overall mark of 43-39 last year. They were 3rd in the Southwest Division. They averaged 100.5 points per contest and gave up 100.0, which was a point differential of 0.5.
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Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans were 38-42-2 against the spread last season
The New Orleans Pelicans were 38-44-0 against the over/under last year
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies were 41-41-0 against the spread last season
The Memphis Grizzlies were 39-42-1 against the over/under last year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/10/2017 Rajon Rondo G Groin Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
10/7/2017 Cheick Diallo F Ankle Game Time Decision
10/2/2017 Frank Jackson G Foot Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
9/29/2017 Omer Asik C Illness Game Time Decision
8/27/2017 Solomon Hill F Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Feb 28
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/10/2017 Wayne Selden Jr. G Quadriceps Game Time Decision
8/8/2017 Ben McLemore G Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 7
Anthony Davis averaged 28 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.1 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 51% for the year while his free throw percentage was 80%. Demarcus Cousins comes into this contest after averaging 27 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 11 rebounds per game and dished out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage was at 77%.
Mike Conley averaged 20.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 86%. Marc Gasol averaged 19.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game and had 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage finished at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allowed 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 17th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 48.3 rebounds a game which ranked 30th, and they gave up 23.4 assists per contest which put them in 20th place in the league. They forced 14 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the league. New Orleans averaged 104.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -2.1 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 19th in the league. They averaged 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranked them 13th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 26th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrendered 100 points per contest, which ranked them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 3rd with 20.1 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies were 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game last season. Memphis was 29th in the league with 100.5 points per game last year. They were 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 0.49. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 17th in the NBA. They were 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 21.3. The Grizzlies were 25th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Pelicans were 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 105.2 was ranked 22nd. They were 8th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 20th. As a unit they were 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. New Orleans was 27th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 19th in the NBA.
Memphis was 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 25th in the NBA. The Grizzlies were 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 107.7 was ranked 24th. They were 28th in the NBA in pace with 92.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 28th. As a unit they were 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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