New Orleans faces Memphis on 6-game home slide
Memphis Grizzlies (6-6, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (1-12, 15th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pelicans -2
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans plays Memphis looking to stop its six-game home losing streak.
The Pelicans are 0-1 against the rest of their division. New Orleans gives up 112.5 points and has been outscored by 11.1 points per game.
The Grizzlies are 0-0 against Southwest Division teams. Memphis allows the most points in the Western Conference, giving up 114.6 points while allowing opponents to shoot 47.9%.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jonas Valanciunas is scoring 20.0 points per game and averaging 13.8 rebounds for the Pelicans. Devonte’ Graham is averaging 15.5 points and 2.6 rebounds over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
Ja Morant is scoring 26.5 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and 7.2 assists for the Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 14.0 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 38.5% over the last 10 games for Memphis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 1-9, averaging 102.0 points, 45.3 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.2 points per game.
Grizzlies: 4-6, averaging 104.9 points, 47.9 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 10.9 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.0 points.
INJURIES: Pelicans: Zion Williamson: out (foot), Brandon Ingram: out (hip).
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks: out (hand), Killian Tillie: out (back).