Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 4/4/2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 12.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 21-56. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.0 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 43-34. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per contest and giving up 110.9, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-41-3 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-41-1 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 41-35-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 43-34-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
04/02/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is "?" Wednesday vs New Orleans
04/02/18 F JaMychal Green Knee is "?" Wednesday vs New Orleans
04/02/18 G Tyreke Evans Personal is doubtful Wednesday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out for season
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10.3 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Marc Gasol averages 17.4 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jrue Holiday averages 19 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.97 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 4th in the league with 111.1 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.22. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.4. The Pelicans are 8th in turnovers per game with 15. The Pelicans surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
New Orleans is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Pelicans are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 16th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -12.5
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