Memphis Grizzlies (44-22) welcome New Orleans Pelicans (27-37) at the FedExForum in Memphis on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6:00 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans: Match Details
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 AM IST OR 7:30 PM ET (March 8)
Location: FedExForum, Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies have been in decent form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won thrice, losing two times (WWLWL). They are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
New Orleans Pelicans have been in good form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won four times, losing just once (WWWWL). However, they are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
The Grizzlies currently sit in third place in the Western Conference. While the Pelicans are positioned seven places below them, in tenth place in the Western Conference.
Their last meeting took place on February 15, 2022 and it ended in a 121-109 win for the Grizzlies away in New Orleans. This will be their third meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Memphis Grizzlies– Ja Morant
Ja Morant has been his team’s standout player this season.
In the Grizzlies camp, Morant ranks first in Points (27.7), first in Assists (6.6) and third in Rebounds (5.8) per game.
However, he also has the most Turnovers per game (3.4) for Memphis, which makes him a player to watch out for.
New Orleans Pelicans– CJ McCollum
CJ McCollum leads the Pelicans for Points (26.3) and Assists (5.8) per game this season overall.
He also has the second-highest Steals (1.3) per game for New Orleans, only behind Herbert Jones (1.5).
The Pelicans also get the most 3-point shooting from McCollum, at 3.0 per game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans: Key Points
- Memphis is 22-10 at home, while the Pelicans are 12-20 away.
- CJ McCollum put up the most Points (30), Assists (7) and Rebounds (6) for New Orleans in their last match against the Grizzlies.
- Jaren Jackson Jr. of Memphis has made the joint-most Blocks per game (2.2) in the NBA this campaign.
- The Grizzlies were beaten by Houston Rockets in their last match, who had a 12-game losing streak.
- New Orleans star Zion Williamson will not play in this game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans: Match Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans are slight underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are favoring Memphis Grizzlies, especially because of their good home record and the poor away record of the Pelicans.
Predicted Winner: Memphis Grizzlies
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