New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 3/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
The New Orleans Pelicans (27-37) are on their way to FedExForum on Tuesday where they will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (44-22).
The Pelicans faced off with the Nuggets and took a loss by a score of 138-130 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Pelicans finished with 30 and the Nuggets had 15 fouls. They made 10 of their 33 attempts from distance. Denver finished shooting 79.1% at the charity stripe by knocking down 34 of their 43 shots. Additionally, Denver had 37 boards (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Denver doled out 47 dimes and had 32 steals for the contest. In terms of defense, New Orleans allowed 54.0% from the floor on 47 of 87 shooting. They also doled out 30 assists in the matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 49 with 14 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pelicans made 20 of 29 tries for a percentage of 69.0%. New Orleans walked away from the contest with a 47.5% field goal percentage (48 of 101) and converted 14 out of their 33 three-point attempts.
Brandon Ingram is one player who came through for this contest. Ingram ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and dished out 9 dimes. He saw the court for 40 minutes and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He had 38 points on 12 of 24 shooting.
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New Orleans heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 27-37 so far this year. They turn it over 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, New Orleans is grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,595 dimes this season, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of passing. The Pelicans are hitting 33.1% on three-point attempts (690 of 2,086) and 78.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.7 points per contest (22nd in the league) while hitting 45.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Pelicans are forcing 13.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. They rank 10th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,516 conceded on the campaign. The Pelicans defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (2,543 of 5,495) and they surrender 42.3 boards per contest as a group. They relinquish 35.6% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 13th in the league in points per game from their opponents (109.1).
The last time they took the court, the Grizzlies took a defeat with a final score of 123-112 when they played the Rockets. The Grizzlies were able to collect 28 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 40 for the game. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 12 steals for the game. The Rockets were called for 17 personal fouls in this game which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 70.4%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Memphis buried 5 out of their 26 tries (19.2%). Overall, the Grizzlies ended up shooting 44 for 97 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.4%. The Grizzlies allowed the Rockets to make 43 of 82 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.4% for the matchup. They shot 38.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 13 out of 34 and finished the contest at 24 out of 36 at the free throw line (66.7%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Memphis permitted Houston to grab 37 in total (8 offensive).
Steven Adams pitched in for the Grizzlies in this matchup. Adams recorded 23 points in his 37 mins of playing time and tallied 5 assists in the matchup. He knocked down 9 of 11 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 81.8%, and had 12 rebounds.
Memphis has a mark of 44-22 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Grizzlies are connecting on 45.9% from the field, which has them ranked 15th in basketball. Memphis has totaled 7,519 points on the season (113.9 per contest) and they snag 49.2 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 25.3 times per game (8th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest. The Grizzlies commit 19.5 fouls per game and they connect on 73.2% from the charity stripe.
The Memphis defense allows 35.4% from downtown (818 of 2,312) and their opposition makes 77.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 25.2 dimes and 42.9 boards per contest, which ranks 21st and 6th in the league. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 14th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 109.2. They are forcing 15.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (11th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis and under the total points
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