Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 11/15/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+1)
Smoothie King Center is the location where the New Orleans Pelicans will attempt to beat the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. Memphis opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The over/under is set at 226.
The Grizzlies faced off with the Wizards and went home with a loss by a final score of 102-92 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 24 and the Wizards racked up 15 fouls. They knocked down 19 out of their 40 attempts from beyond the arc. Washington shot 52.4% from the free throw line by burying 11 of 21 tries. Moreover, Washington snagged 47 boards (9 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Washington recorded 26 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. When it comes to the defense, Memphis let their opponent shoot 41.9% from the field on 36 out of 86 shooting. They also distributed 21 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 51 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Grizzlies knocked down 7 of their 10 tries for a rate of 70.0%. Memphis walked away from the game with a 39.6% field goal percentage (38 out of 96) and made 9 of their 28 shots from distance.
Steven Adams is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. Adams finished the contest at 75.0% from the floor and also earned 6 assists. He saw the court for 29 mins played and grabbed 10 rebounds. He scored 12 points on 6 of 8 shooting.
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Memphis comes into this one with a mark of 9-5 so far this season. They have an average of 114.8 pts per contest (11th in the league) on 46.7% from the floor. The Grizzlies are hitting 37.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (176 of 475) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis is pulling in 47.6 boards per game and has earned 338 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 12th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 15.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 21.0 fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game while drawing 21.4 fouls. They are giving up 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 16th in the league in points per game from their opponents (113.4). The Grizzlies are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (575 of 1,254) and they concede 43.4 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 26th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 365 surrendered for the season.
In their last game, the Pelicans went home victorious with a score of 119-106 when they faced the Rockets. In regard to attacking the glass, New Orleans permitted Houston to collect 43 in total (10 offensive). They shot 33.3% from distance by going 12 out of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Pelicans allowed the Rockets to convert 40 of 79 tries from the field which left them shooting 50.6% for this contest. When all was said and done, the Pelicans walked away from this one shooting 42 out of 86 from the field which had them at 48.8%. In the matter of shots from distance, New Orleans converted 8 of 29 attempts (27.6%). They were able to knock down 27 of those for a rate of 87.1%. The Rockets were called for 23 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 31 shots. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 13 steals for this contest. The Pelicans collected 24 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this matchup.
Zion Williamson ended up being important for the Pelicans in the game. Williamson racked up 26 points in his 35 minutes on the court and tallied 6 assists for this contest. He converted 8 of 9 in this game giving him a rate of 88.9%, and had 4 rebounds.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 7-6 so far this year. The Pelicans commit 20.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 77.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.7 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest. New Orleans has scored 1,514 points this year (116.5 per game) and they snag 45.3 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pelicans are connecting on 47.9% from the field, which is 6th in basketball.
The New Orleans defense concedes 32.9% on 3-point attempts (153 of 465) and opponents are converting on 81.9% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 26.3 assists and 42.1 total rebounds per game, which is 22nd and 7th in the league. The Pelicans on the defensive end are ranked 15th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 113.0. They are forcing 15.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the field (21st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (+1)
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