Grizzlies vs Pelicans Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -4.5
Jaren Jackson and the Memphis Grizzlies (24-24, 3rd in the Southwest Division) travel to Smoothie King Center on Friday where they'll meet the New Orleans Pelicans (19-29, 5th in the Southwest Division). The spread on this game has New Orleans as 4.5 point favorites. The total opens at 241.5.
The Grizzlies are covering the spread 55.3% of the time, having gone 26-21-1 ATS. New Orleans is covering 52.2% of the time, going 24-22-2 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
01/29/20 SF De'Anthony Melton Hand is questionable Friday vs New Orleans
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ja Morant averages 17.5 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jaren Jackson comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per night. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Lonzo Ball averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes 6.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 54%. Brandon Ingram scores 25.0 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 115.2 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Memphis averages 113.5 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 27.8 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 117.3 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest. New Orleans is 6th in the NBA with 114.7 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 25.7. The Pelicans are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.8.
The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Memphis is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 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 13th in the league.
New Orleans is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -4.5 and over 241.5 total points
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