Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 2/15/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
Smoothie King Center is the location where the New Orleans Pelicans (22-34) will try to beat the Memphis Grizzlies (40-18) on Tuesday.
The Grizzlies faced the Hornets and walked away with a win by a score of 125-118 in their last game. Memphis ended having earned a 49.0% field goal percentage (47 out of 96) and made 11 of 33 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies buried 20 of their 33 attempts for a percentage of 60.6%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 57 with 16 of them being offensive. They also recorded 31 dimes in this game while forcing 6 turnovers and having 11 steals. When talking about defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 40.2% from the field on 39 out of 97 shooting. Charlotte recorded 53 dimes and had 28 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Charlotte pulled down 35 rebounds (18 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Charlotte finished the game shooting 78.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 26 of 33 tries. They converted 14 of 45 attempts from 3-point land. When discussing fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 26 while the Hornets finished the game with 16 fouls.
Desmond Bane is a guy who came through for this game. Bane finished 53.8% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes played and also snagged 4 boards. He recorded 25 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Memphis heads into this game with a win-loss record of 40-18 for the year. They are averaging 113.6 points per outing (4th in the NBA) while hitting 45.9% from the field. The Grizzlies are hitting 34.1% on shots from distance (645 of 1,889) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Memphis is pulling in 49.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,471 assists for the year, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.4 times per game and as a group are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Grizzlies are forcing 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They surrender 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 14th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (108.7). The Grizzlies defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.1% (2,306 of 5,116) and they concede 43.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 26th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,466 relinquished this season.
The last time they took the court, the Pelicans took a loss by a score of 124-114 when they played the Spurs. The Pelicans collected 36 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 46 in the matchup. They coughed it up 15 times, while getting 2 steals in this matchup. The Spurs committed 5 personal fouls for the game which took the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw tries for a clip of 85.0%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, New Orleans made 11 of their 32 tries (34.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Pelicans shot 43 out of 87 from the floor which had them shooting 49.4%. The Pelicans allowed the Spurs to make 47 of 93 attempts from the floor which had them at 50.5% in this contest. They finished shooting 37.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 14 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). Concerning team rebounding, New Orleans permitted San Antonio to get 27 in total (7 on the offensive side).
CJ McCollum was important for the Pelicans in the matchup. McCollum earned 36 points in his 36 mins on the court and totaled 5 assists for the game. He knocked down 15 of 24 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and accumulated 11 rebounds.
New Orleans has a record of 22-34 for the season. The Pelicans are committing 19.7 fouls per game and they shoot 79.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.6 times per contest (11th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest. New Orleans has 5,927 pts so far this season (105.8 per contest) and they collect 45.1 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Pelicans are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 26th in the league.
The Pelicans are ranked 16th in the league in PPG surrendered with 109.4. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (25th in the NBA). The New Orleans defense concedes 36.5% on three-point shots (723 of 1,979) and their opponents are converting on 78.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 24.2 assists and 42.3 rebounds per game, ranking them 14th and 3rd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Orleans
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