Pelicans vs Grizzlies 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -3
Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (16-27, 5th in the Southwest Division) are headed to FedExForum on Monday where they'll meet the Memphis Grizzlies (20-22, 3rd in the Southwest Division). Memphis opens this contest as 3 point favorites. The O/U is set at 222.
The Pelicans are covering 51.2% of the time, having gone 21-20-2 ATS. Memphis is covering 53.7% of the time, going 22-19-1 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/18/19 PF Zion Williamson Knee is out indefinitely
01/18/20 C Jahlil Okafor Back is questionable Monday vs Memphis
01/17/20 PG Jrue Holiday Elbow is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Clippers
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
Brandon Ingram comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Lonzo Ball averages 12.2 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Jaren Jackson averages 17.8 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Ja Morant averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 9th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.0. The Grizzlies are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Grizzlies surrender 115.8 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Pelicans are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 25th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 18th 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. New Orleans is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Memphis is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -3
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