Pelicans at Grizzlies - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (13-26) at Memphis Grizzlies (23-19)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies meet Monday afternoon at the FedExForum.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a victory after losing six of their last nine games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.4 points and 7.1 assists. Eric Gordon is dishing 2.6 assists and Jrue Holiday is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.5 assists and Jeff Green is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last seven home games.
The Pelicans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win. The Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
It's quite clear the Pelicans aren't going to turn things around, as they struggle on both sides of the court and continue to lose on the road. The Grizzlies have caught fire at home and should have little trouble here. I'll eat the bucket.