New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 2.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 24-31. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 116.2 points per contest while giving up 114.9 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 22-34. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 100.3 points per contest and give up 103.6, which is a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-27-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 28-26-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-30-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-34-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/07/19 F Anthony Davis Hand is upgraded to probable Friday vs Minnesota
02/07/19 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is downgraded to out Friday vs Minnesota
02/07/19 SF Stanley Johnson Acquired is questionable Friday vs Minnesota
02/06/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is questionable Friday vs Minnesota
01/04/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is out 6-8 weeks
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/08/19 G Avery Bradley Acquired is questionable Saturday vs New Orleans
02/08/19 C Jonas Valanciunas Acquired is questionable Saturday vs New Orleans
02/08/19 SF CJ Miles Acquired is questionable Saturday vs New Orleans
02/08/19 PG Delon Wright Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs New Orleans
02/07/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs New Orleans
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
Jrue Holiday averages 20.9 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest. He averages 8.0 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 7.8 points per game while playing 14.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Jaren Jackson averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Mike Conley averages 20.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 114.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. New Orleans averages 116.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 26.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 103.6 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. Memphis is 30th in the league with 100.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.4. The Grizzlies are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Pelicans are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Memphis is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 8th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +2.5
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