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New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction & Betting Tips 12/19/2023

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/19/2023
  • Take the Pelicans on the moneyline
  • The Pelicans should also cover at -6.5
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

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Betting on today’s Grizzlies and Pelicans game? Catch the action at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, as the Pelicans hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on TNT.

The over/under for this Southwest division contest is set at 233.5 points, with the Pelicans being the favored team playing at home against the Grizzlies. Check out BetCoco for New Orleans Pelicans – Memphis Grizzlies odds

New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last three times that the Pelicans have faced off vs. the Grizzlies as the favorite, they have gone 3-0. When looking at the last three head-to-head matchups between the Grizzlies and Pelicans, only 1 point per game has separated the teams, with the Pelicans going 2-1 vs. the spread.

  • In their last three games away from home, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 105 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their last five home contests, New Orleans has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 123 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • As the betting favorite, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction

Currently, the Grizzlies are 6-19 and are looking to improve their record against the Pelicans. In the Western Conference, they are 13th and 4th in the Southwest division.

Memphis’ ATS record is currently below .500 at 9-16 for the season. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 6-7 compared to a 3-9 record vs. the spread at home.

In terms of their over/under record, the Grizzlies are 10-15-0 so far this season. Their games have an ongoing average of 215.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 221.8.

The Grizzlies’ offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 97 points versus the Thunder. During the game, they attempted 54 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 35.3%. Desmond Bane is leading the team in scoring at 24.6 points per contest. Jaren Jackson Jr. has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 21.4 going into the game.

At present, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 11, allowing 112.4 points per game.

Memphis’ defense is currently forcing 13.9 turnovers per game, which is 22nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.3 rejections per game.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Grizzlies, the Pelicans, who are 16-11, are looking to build on their above .500 record. In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are 7th and are 2nd in the Southwest division.

New Orleans has an overall ATS record of 16-11 as they come into today’s game. 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.

So far this season, the Pelicans have an over/under record of 13-14-0. Their games feature an average over/under line of 228.6, and they hold a 1.2 differential compared to the over/under line this season.

New Orleans is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 146 points versus the Spurs. This output is higher than their season-average of 116 points per game. The top scorer for the Pelicans was CJ McCollum with 29 points, while Brandon Ingram also chipped in with 26 points.

The Pelicans’ defense is presently ranked 15 in the league, allowing an average of 113.8 points per contest.

In their previous matchup vs. the Spurs, the Pelicans’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 56% leading to 110 points.

Our projections indicate that the Pelicans should come out top with a projected score of 116-102.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Tips

  • Take the Pelicans on the moneyline
  • The Pelicans should also cover at -6.5
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report

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

Memphis Grizzlies Injury Report

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

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