Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Memphis Grizzlies (6-5) are en route to Smoothie King Center on Saturday where they will take on the New Orleans Pelicans (1-11).
The Grizzlies stepped onto the hardwood against the Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 118-108 in their last contest. Memphis ended having earned a 42.1% field goal percentage (45 of 107) and converted 9 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Grizzlies buried 9 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 57 with 20 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 27 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and earning 14 steals. With regard to defense, Memphis let their opponent shoot 45.6% from the field on 41 of 90 shooting. Charlotte distributed 49 dimes and had 32 steals for the contest. On top of that, Charlotte snagged 40 boards (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 8 blocks. Charlotte went 87.5% at the free throw line by burying 21 of their 24 tries. They also buried 15 out of their 36 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 18 while the Hornets recorded 17 personal fouls.
Ja Morant is one guy who was important in this contest. He was able to score 32 points on 13 of 27 shooting. He played 37 minutes played and also collected 7 rebounds. Morant ended up going 48.1% from the field and dished out 8 dimes.
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Memphis heads into this matchup with a record of 6-5 on the campaign. They cough up possession 14.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Memphis is pulling in 47.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 279 assists so far this year, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are hitting 34.1% from downtown (142 of 417) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. They average 109.7 points per game (11th in the NBA) while shooting 44.0% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They rank 28th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 312 relinquished so far this season. The Grizzlies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.8% (472 of 988) and they concede 44.8 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 38.9% on shots from downtown while they are 29th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (114.2).
The last time they took the court, the Pelicans went home defeated by a final of 108-100 when they faced the Thunder. The Pelicans were able to pull down 31 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in this contest. They gave up possession 9 times, while recording 13 steals for the game. The Thunder were called for 18 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 32 tries. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throws for a clip of 71.9%. Concerning shots from distance, New Orleans converted 9 out of their 35 tries (25.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans finished the game shooting 34 out of 97 from the field which gave them a rate of 35.1%. The Pelicans allowed the Thunder to knock down 37 of 87 tries from the field which had them sitting at 42.5% for the game. They shot 29.4% from beyond the arc by going 10 of 34 and ended up shooting 24 out of 30 from the charity stripe (80.0%). Regarding rebounding, New Orleans allowed Oklahoma City to pull down 43 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Nickeil Alexander-Walker ended up being a factor for the Pelicans for this contest. He made 10 out of 22 in the game giving him a rate of 45.5%, and had 10 rebounds. Alexander-Walker had 33 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and added 4 dimes for the contest.
New Orleans has a win-loss mark of 1-11 on the year. The Pelicans have committed 19.1 fouls per contest while shooting 79.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.3 times per game (16th in the league) and they cough up possession 15.9 times per game. New Orleans has scored 1,206 points so far this season (100.5 per contest) and they average 46.4 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pelicans are hitting on 41.4% from the field, which is ranked 27th in the NBA.
The New Orleans defense allows 37.7% on 3-point attempts (153 of 406) and their opposition knocks down 81.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.4 dimes and 45.7 boards per game, which ranks them 24th and 15th in the NBA. The Pelicans on the defensive side of the court are 27th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.9. They have forced 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (28th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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