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(14-9) Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans (13-13)
Date: Friday December 7
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 218
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The Grizzlies continue to impress and possibly set back NBA television ratings a generation. Still they are winning more than anyone could have anticipated which is kind of fun.
The Pelicans have got themselves back up to .500 but where do they go from here. They are so much better at home.
The Grizzlies have lost four of their last six but that doesn’t take too much away from their strong start. They just beat the Clippers in a classic low scoring affair at home. They are great at getting opponents to play their style.
Memphis has the second best defense in the league and they slow things down to help it out. I have never been a huge fan of Mike Conley but he is what this team needs.
Rookie Jaren Jackson definitely looks as good as advertised and fits in well with this group offensively and defensively. Two blocks a game and shooting over 50% from the field gives the Grizzlies a lot when he is on the floor.
Marc Gasol continues to be as steady as ever. Though he did have his worst game of the season in their most recent win scoring only 4 points. The only other times he has been held to 10 or less they lost.
Memphis is .500 on the road at 6-6. That is great for their playoff chance but their 6-6 ATS record on the road is not helping us out too much.
New Orleans Pelicans
The first thing you have to know here is that Anthony Davis is questionable for this one with an ankle injury. When he is out of the lineup the Hornets are a very different team and they might not have Niko MIrotic either. Elfrid Payton is out too.
The Pelicans have been relying more on their backcourt than expected this season. Jrue Holiday is better than as a scoring point guard. He will never be elite at that but you can with him. E’Twaun Moore has really expanded his game this season. He is shooting it better than even and that has been the key. .
Backing New Orleans without Davis is a risky proposition but unless that is a game time decision it will be baked into the number. The fact that Memphis is going to slow the game down means that it could be less of a factor in this contest though.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-5-1 in MEM last 18 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 7-3 in MEM last 10 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 36-16 in NO last 52 home games.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
No line yet but I think this will come as about a pick’em with no Davis, New Orleans -4 with him.
Odds are this is a much lower scoring game without the big fella too thought the over might still be a play with New Orleans at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Grizzlies ATS / Strong Lean OVER
I think the over is the safest way to go. New Orleans creates just enough tempo to get this game where they have a chance and the Grizz get sucked into it.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Grizzlies 111 – Pelicans 110
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