New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 4/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Memphis Grizzlies (55-25) will try to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans (36-44) at FedExForum on Saturday.
The Pelicans faced the Trail Blazers and notched a win by a score of 127-94 in their last game. New Orleans wrapped up the game with a 47.3% FG percentage (44 of 93) and knocked down 13 of their 37 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pelicans made 26 of their 31 tries for a rate of 83.9%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 49 with 23 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 31 assists for the game while creating 4 turnovers and having 15 steals. When talking about defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to go 52.2% from the field on 36 of 69 shooting. Portland doled out 27 assists and had 28 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Portland collected 24 rebounds (3 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 1 block. Portland finished the game shooting 84.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 13 tries. They converted 11 of 31 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 14 and the Trail Blazers totaled 22 personal fouls.
Willy Hernangómez is one guy who played a role for this contest. Hernangómez went 62.5% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He was on the court for 26 minutes and also totaled 14 boards. He ended up with 17 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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New Orleans will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 36-44 on the season. They are turning it over 14.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.7 fouls every game. As a team, New Orleans is snagging 45.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 2,000 dimes for the year, which is 14th in the league in terms of passing. The Pelicans are hitting 33.3% from downtown (853 of 2,559) and 79.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 109.3 points per outing (21st in the league) while hitting 45.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Pelicans are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 20.5 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.1% on shots from downtown while they are 13th in the NBA in opponents points per game (109.7). The Pelicans are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (3,199 of 6,838) and they surrender 41.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 14th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,965 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Grizzlies went home defeated by a final of 122-109 when they faced the Nuggets. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis allowed Denver to get 35 overall (8 offensive). They finished 40.0% from 3-point land by going 12 of 30 and finished the contest at 22 of 25 from the free throw line (88.0%). The Grizzlies permitted the Nuggets to make 44 of their 80 attempts from the floor which had them at 55.0% for this contest. Overall, the Grizzlies went 42 for 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.2%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Memphis buried 11 of 28 tries (39.3%). They were able to bury 14 of the free throws for a clip of 73.7%. The Nuggets earned 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Grizzlies were able to corral 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 34 in this contest.
Desmond Bane was important for the Grizzlies in this game. He made 5 out of 11 for the matchup giving him a rate of 45.5%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. Bane earned 14 points in his 22 mins of playing time and had 2 assists in the matchup.
Memphis has a mark of 55-25 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.1% from the floor, which ranks 18th in the league. Memphis has scored 9,229 pts this season (115.4 per contest) and they pull in 49.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 25.8 times per game (6th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. The Grizzlies are committing 19.8 fouls per contest while shooting 73.5% from the free throw line.
The Memphis defense allows 35.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (963 of 2,750) and their opponents are connecting on 77.0% of their free throw attempts. They concede 24.9 dimes and 43.0 rebounds every game, which is 17th and 7th in basketball. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 109.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (10th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans
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