The New Orleans Pelicans (31-22) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (18-35) on Monday, February 12th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Pelicans vs Grizzlies
The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win
The Pelicans clinched a 93-84 win over the Trail Blazers in their previous game. At the beginning of the second half, the Pelicans were leading 47-40.
When it comes to their overall record, the Pelicans are 31-22 and are 6-4 in their last ten games. At home, they are 15-10 compared to 16-12 on the road.
New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-23 so far this season. This season, New Orleans has a 15-14 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 15-9 when playing as underdogs.
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 29 for Memphis against the Hornets which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.7%. GG Jackson II contributed 16 points, but Memphis lost the game 115-106.
In their 53 games, the Grizzlies are 18-35 overall and have lost eight straight games. Against Western Conference teams, the Grizzlies are 12-23 and are 6-12 in non-conference games.
Memphis comes in with an overall ATS record of 24-29 so far this season. Memphis has gone 5-9 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 19-20 when playing as underdogs.
Pelicans Offense Breakdown
This season, the New Orleans offense is ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring at 116.5 points per game.
This season, the Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in scoring at 116.5 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.1 points per game.
So far, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.8% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 9th in the league at 48%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, New Orleans is 9th in three-point percentage at 37%. However, they are 23rd in three-point attempts per game.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
Through 53 games games, Memphis is averaging 107.1 points per game (30th).
The Grizzlies’ offense has struggled this season, ranking 30th in points per game at 107.1. At home, they are averaging just 104.6 points per game.
Memphis is one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, averaging 13.7 made threes per game (8th). However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
So far this season, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 20.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.
Pelicans Team Defense
This season, the Pelicans defense has been impressive, holding the 9th position in the league while permitting an average of 112.4 points per contest. The New Orleans defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.5% of their field goal attempts vs. New Orleans.
Grizzlies Team Defense
Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 12th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.4 points per game. So far this season, the Grizzlies’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 11th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.3 times per game vs. Memphis.
Key Players For The Pelicans And Grizzlies
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Brandon Ingram will be the primary scorer for the Pelicans, with 22 points and going 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.6 points per game, along with 5.1 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Jaren Jackson Jr. as the leading scorer for the Grizzlies. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.8% and is averaging 22.3 points per contest.
Pelicans vs Grizzlies Trends
- In their last three road games, New Orleans has averaged 110 points per game while allowing 109. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 105 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
- The Pelicans have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
We’re putting our money on the Pelicans to win, and have the projected score sitting at 132-82. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Pelicans at -8.5.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 222.5 and our model has the Pelicans and Grizzlies finishing with a combined 214 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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