Memphis, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Grizzlies -5.5; over/under is 232.5
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans plays the Memphis Grizzlies after CJ McCollum scored 42 points in the Pelicans' 127-116 win against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Grizzlies are 3-2 against opponents in the Southwest Division. Memphis leads the NBA with 58.1 points in the paint. Ja Morant paces the Grizzlies averaging 14.2.
The Pelicans are 6-1 against the rest of their division. New Orleans is fourth in the Western Conference scoring 55.5 points per game in the paint led by Zion Williamson averaging 19.3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Morant is averaging 26.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 8.1 assists for the Grizzlies. Brooks is averaging 18.8 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.
McCollum is shooting 39.0% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Pelicans, while averaging 20.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Williamson is shooting 63.9% and averaging 22.5 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 6-4, averaging 116.8 points, 48.8 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 6.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points per game.
Pelicans: 6-4, averaging 120.4 points, 44.9 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 9.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points.
INJURIES: Grizzlies: Danny Green: out (knee), Santi Aldama: day to day (ankle).
The Associated Press