The Pelicans will be looking to get a win against the Pelicans in a Southwest Division matchup. Currently, the Pelicans are favored by 6.5 at Bovada. This game is set to tip-off at 7:30 ET and will be televised on TNT.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Memphis?

Over their last ten games, the Grizzlies are 3-7 and come into today’s game vs. the Pelicans with an overall record of 6-19. As of now, they are in 13th place in the Western Conference and are 4th in the Southwest division.

For this season, Memphis has an ATS record of 9-16, along with an ongoing five game losing streak against the spread. Memphis has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 6-7 ATS on the road compared to 3-9 at home.

Against the Thunder, the Grizzlies had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 105.6 points per game. They scored 97 points and posted a field goal percentage of 35.3% in the game. In terms of offense, the Grizzlies have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 30th in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 30th in percentage and 11th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 11 in the league at 112.4 points per contest.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 50.9% while allowing 39.0% from downtown.

  • Derrick Rose (Out) Hamstring
  • Marcus Smart (Out) Ankle
  • Bismack Biyombo (Out) Back
  • Steven Adams (Out) Knee
  • Luke Kennard (Out) Knee
  • Brandon Clarke (Out) Achilles

Will New Orleans Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Coming into today’s game against the Grizzlies, the Pelicans are looking to stay above .500. So far, they are 16-11 overall. On the road, the Pelicans are 7-7 this season compared to going 9-4 at home.

Currently, New Orleans holds an above .500 ATS record of 16-11 so far this year. New Orleans has covered the spread in eight consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 10-3 at home as opposed to 6-8 on the road.

New Orleans’ offense had a good outing, putting up 146 points against the Spurs. They achieved a 56.1% field goal percentage and went 14/22 from the free-throw line. The team’s scoring leader is Brandon Ingram, who holds an average of 23.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Zion Williamson is averaging 22.5 points per game this season.

At this time, the Pelicans’ defense is positioned 15 in the NBA, permitting 113.8 points per game.

New Orleans’ defense is currently forcing 13.1 turnovers per game, which is 14th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 24th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.4 rejections per game.

  • Larry Nance Jr. (Out) Rib
  • Naji Marshall (Questionable) Ankle
  • Matt Ryan (Out) Elbow

Grizzlies vs. Pelicans Pick

Not only do we have the Pelicans winning this one by a score of 116-102, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Pelicans at -6.5.

Pick: Take the Pelicans at -6.5

The Total

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 233.5, and our model projects the Grizzlies and Pelicans to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

Pick: Go Under 233.5 points (-113)