New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 5/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The Memphis Grizzlies (33-33) host the New Orleans Pelicans (30-36) at FedExForum on Monday.
The New Orleans Pelicans faced the Golden State Warriors and walked away with a win by a score of 108-103 in their last game. New Orleans ended with a 40.2% field goal percentage (39 of 97) and buried 12 of 30 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pelicans made 18 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 57 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 28 assists in this matchup while forcing 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In terms of defending, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 41.9% from the floor on 39 of 93 shooting. Golden State doled out 22 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Golden State pulled down 48 rebounds (8 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Golden State finished the game shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by converting 5 of 7 tries. They buried 20 out of their 53 tries from beyond the arc.
Lonzo Ball is one guy who had an impact for the matchup. He accumulated 33 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 33:37 minutes and also grabbed 6 boards. Ball finished the game at 47.8% from the field and also dished out 4 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in the game for the Pelicans was Zion Williamson. He collected 12 rebounds in 37:17 min on the basketball court. He finished 47.1% from the floor for this contest by hitting 8-of-17 (23 points). At the conclusion of this game, Williamson earned 7 assists.
New Orleans heads into this one with a mark of 30-36 so far this season. They turn it over 14.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 47.2 boards per game and has accumulated 1,726 assists on the season, which ranks 10th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Pelicans are hitting 35.0% on 3-point shots (704 of 2,014) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 115.1 points per game (6th in the NBA) while going 48.0% from the floor. Defensively, the Pelicans are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.4 fouls. The Pelicans defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.9% (883 of 1,415) and they relinquish 41.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 23rd in the league in giving up assists with 1,702 conceded this year. They give up 38.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 24th in basketball in points per game allowed (114.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Memphis Grizzlies took a loss by a final score of 111-97 when they faced the Detroit Pistons. The Grizzlies were able to collect 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 42 in the matchup. They also turned it over 15 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Pistons were called for 18 fouls for the matchup which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They were able to convert 11 of those for a rate of 64.7%. With regard to 3-pointers, Memphis buried 10 out of 37 attempts (27.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Grizzlies ended up shooting 38 for 89 from the floor which had them shooting 42.7%. The Grizzlies permitted the Pistons to make 44 out of 83 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.0% in this matchup. They finished 39.3% from three-point range via 11 of 28 and ended up shooting 12 of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Memphis permitted Detroit to snag 39 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant pitched in for the Grizzlies in this contest. He knocked down 7 of 15 for the matchup giving him a rate of 46.7%, and had 3 rebounds. Morant scored 20 points in his 36:40 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 5 assists for this contest. Someone else that was important for Memphis was Jonas Valanciunas. He wrapped the game up with 2 assists in his 31:30 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 9 out of 12 from the floor. Valanciunas wrapped this one up going 75.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 33-33 on the year. Memphis has 7,476 points this season (113.3 per game) and they pull down 46.4 boards per game. The Grizzlies commit 18.8 fouls per game while shooting 77.6% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which ranks 18th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.2 times per game. The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 19th in the NBA in points given up per game with 112.7. The Memphis defense allows 36.9% on three-point shots (852 of 2,311) and opponents are converting on 78.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 25.4 assists and 44.7 boards per game, ranking them 19th and 18th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (15th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Orleans
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