New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Point Spread Picks 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 21-25. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.7 as they average 117.4 points per game while giving up 115.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 19-27. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 101.0 points per contest and give up 103.8, which is a point differential of -2.9.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-25-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-26-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-27-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/19/19 F Anthony Davis Hand is downgraded to out 1-2 weeks
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/20/19 C Joakim Noah Personal is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
01/19/19 C Marc Gasol Back is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
01/14/19 SF Kyle Anderson Ankle is out 2-4 weeks
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
Jrue Holiday averages 20.8 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Mike Conley averages 19.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Marc Gasol averages 15.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 115.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. New Orleans averages 117.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 27.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Memphis is 30th in the league with 101.0 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.5. The Grizzlies are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.9, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Memphis is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Grizzlies are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -3.5
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