Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -3
Lonzo Ball and the New Orleans Pelicans (28-38, 5th in the Southwest Division) host the Memphis Grizzlies (32-34, 3rd in the Southwest Division) at HP Field House on Monday. The odds on this contest have New Orleans as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 239.
The Grizzlies cover the spread 52.3% of the time, having gone 34-31-1 ATS. New Orleans is covering 51.6% of the time, going 33-31-2 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
07/29/20 PG Tyus Jones Knee is out indefinitely
07/21/20 SF Justise Winslow Hip is out for season
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out for season
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jaren Jackson Jr. averages 17.2 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Kyle Anderson comes into this game averaging 5.7 points per contest while playing 19.3 minutes per night. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jrue Holiday averages 19.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Lonzo Ball scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 114.1 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Memphis averages 113.0 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 46.6 boards per contest and 27.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 117.0 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest. New Orleans is 5th in the NBA with 115.8 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.0 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26.9. The Pelicans are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.3.
The Grizzlies are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Memphis is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
New Orleans is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league. The Pelicans are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -3 and over 239 total points
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