New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 11/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
The Memphis Grizzlies will try to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans at FedExForum on Friday.
The Pelicans played the Warriors and walked away with a win by a score of 128-83 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Pelicans walked away with 16 and the Warriors recorded 20 fouls. They converted 10 of their 43 tries from downtown. Golden State ended up shooting 89.5% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of their 19 attempts. Moreover, Golden State totaled 34 rebounds (4 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Golden State recorded 17 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. In relation to defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 37.8% from the field on 28 of 74 shooting. They also doled out 30 dimes in this game in addition to creating 26 turnovers and getting 15 steals. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned 50 with 11 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 15 of 21 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. New Orleans ended the game with a 53.8% field goal percentage (49 out of 91) and converted 15 out of their 42 three-point shots.
Brandon Ingram is a player who was important in the matchup. Ingram finished the game shooting 63.2% from the field and distributed 3 dimes. He played 31 minutes and also snagged 6 boards. He ended up finishing with 34 points on 12 out of 19 shooting.
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New Orleans steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 10-7 so far this year. They have an average of 116.9 points per game (4th in the league) while hitting 48.5% from the field. The Pelicans are shooting 38.2% on three-point attempts (195 of 510) and 77.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is grabbing 45.0 boards per game and is sitting with 462 dimes this season, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.6 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Pelicans are able to force 16.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They surrender 32.7% from 3-point land while they are 11th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.6). The Pelicans defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (694 of 1,493) and they surrender 42.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 428 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Grizzlies took a loss by a score of 113-109 when they played the Kings. The Grizzlies recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 49 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while earning 12 steals for the contest. The Kings were called for 25 fouls for the matchup which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of those for a clip of 63.3%. When discussing three-point attempts, Memphis buried 8 out of their 30 tries (26.7%). When all was said and done, the Grizzlies went 41 out of 91 from the field which had them shooting 45.1%. The Grizzlies allowed the Kings to make 39 of their 90 tries from the field which had them sitting at 43.3% for the contest. They shot 33.3% from three-point range by going 15 out of 45 and finished the game at 20 out of 27 from the free throw line (74.1%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Memphis permitted Sacramento to snag 45 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant ended up being a major contributor for the Grizzlies in this matchup. Morant earned 34 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 6 assists for the contest. He knocked down 12 out of 21 in the game giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 7 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 10-8 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Grizzlies are connecting on 45.8% from the floor, which is 23rd in the NBA. Memphis has scored 2,054 pts for the year (114.1 per contest) and they average 48.2 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per contest (19th in the league) and they turn it over 14.4 times per game. The Grizzlies are responsible for committing 19.9 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.3% from the free throw line.
The Memphis defense allows 36.5% from downtown (243 of 665) and their opponents are knocking down 76.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 27.2 dimes and 43.6 rebounds per game, which is 29th and 15th in the league. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 17th in the league in points given up per game with 113.9. They are able to force 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the floor (17th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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