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New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 2/12/2024 Preview and Pick



Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN

TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis

The New Orleans Pelicans (31-22) are headed to FedExForum on Monday where they will try to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies (18-35).

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The Pelicans faced off with the Trail Blazers and walked away with a win by a score of 93-84 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 14 while the Trail Blazers accumulated 14 fouls. They also converted 6 of 21 attempts from three-point range. Portland walked away from this one shooting 70.6% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 17 attempts. Moreover, Portland snagged 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Portland doled out 19 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Regarding defending, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 43.4% from the field on 33 of 76 shooting. They also doled out 27 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 8 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans made 11 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. New Orleans ended having earned a 47.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 76) and knocked down 10 of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.

Trey Murphy III is one player who came through for the game. Murphy finished the game at 70.0% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out. He was on the court for 30 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. He racked up 24 points on 7 out of 10 shooting.

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New Orleans steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 31-22 for the year. They turn the ball over 13.2 times per game and as a group are committing 19.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New Orleans is pulling down 44.2 rebounds per game and has earned 1,432 dimes so far this season, which is 9th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Pelicans are connecting on 37.9% on 3-pointers (642 of 1,696) and 76.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 116.5 points per game (13th in basketball) on 48.9% from the field.

When they are on defense, the Pelicans are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They concede 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 9th in the league in PPG allowed (112.4). The Pelicans are giving up a FG percentage of 46.5% (2,165 of 4,654) and they surrender 42.2 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 20th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,419 relinquished on the campaign.

When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Grizzlies took a loss by a score of 115-106 against the Hornets. In regard to rebounds, Memphis permitted Charlotte to collect 43 in total (5 on the offensive side). They finished 51.6% from beyond the perimeter by going 16 of 31 and ended up going 5 out of 7 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Grizzlies permitted the Hornets to knock down 47 of 82 tries from the floor which left them shooting 57.3% for the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Grizzlies shot 43 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.7%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Memphis buried 16 of their 44 tries (36.4%). They were able to convert 4 of them for a percentage of 50.0%. The Hornets were called for 9 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 8 tries. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 12 steals in this contest. The Grizzlies recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the contest.

Jaren Jackson Jr. was important for the Grizzlies for this contest. He converted 12 of 23 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 52.2%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Jackson totaled 29 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists for this game.

Memphis has a record of 18-35 so far this season. The Grizzlies commit 19.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.2 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.6 times per game. Memphis has scored 5,675 points this season (107.1 per game) and they pull in 41.7 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are connecting on 43.9% from the field, which is ranked 30th in the league.

The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 12th in the league in points allowed per game with 113.4. They are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (18th in basketball). The Memphis defense gives up 38.3% on three-point shots (703 of 1,837) and their opponents are converting on 78.9% of their free throw shots. They allow 26.2 dimes and 45.8 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 12th and 28th in the NBA.

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take New Orleans

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