Grizzlies vs. Pelicans - 3/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (24-39) at Memphis Grizzlies (38-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies square off Friday night at the FedExForum.
The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.3 points and 10.3 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.5 points and one assist. Jrue Holiday is dishing six assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost seven of their last nine road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies hope to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 assists while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. Lance Stephenson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Matt Barnes is dishing 1.9 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Pelicans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Memphis.
While the Grizzlies have been playing really good ball at home, they're having players dropping like flies, the latest being Mario Chalmers. Memphis has more banged up players than healthy. Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson should be able to get the win on the road.