New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 20-19. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 110.8 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 12-27. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per contest and giving up 102.4, which is a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-18-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-16-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-23-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-24-1 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/09/18 F Anthony Davis Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
01/05/18 PG Andrew Harrison Shoulder is "?" Wednesday vs New Orleans
01/05/18 F Chandler Parsons Knee is "?" Wednesday vs New Orleans
Demarcus Cousins averages 25.8 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 12.5 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
Marc Gasol averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. New Orleans averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.18 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 102.4 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Memphis is 29th in the league with 98.9 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.46. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Grizzlies are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. New Orleans is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Memphis is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Grizzlies are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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