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(0-0) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies (0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 18th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 204
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It’s week one of the NBA season and two teams who hope to be competing for a playoff spot face off in this one. It’s a Western Conference showdown on Wednesday night at the FedEx Forum.
The New Orleans Pelicans make the trip to take on the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pelicans have won the last two match ups between the two teams.
New Orleans Pelicans
For the New Orleans Pelicans this is a huge year in terms of the direction their franchise will go in the very near future.
This year has the feel like if they miss the playoffs, they could go through a complete overhaul and start a rebuild, but if they make the playoffs, they really could go all in.
For the Pelicans their strength is in the front court. DeMarcus Cousins was brought in last year from the Sacramento Kings, and will play alongside Anthony Davis.
They are both guys who can put up a lot of points, but at times last year they had problems playing alongside each other.
If they want to have success in this game, and for the season they need to play well when they are both on the court together, because that will create all kinds of match ups issue.
To win this game they need to dominant the paint. They need to use their mismatch inside and make the Grizzlies play.
On the other side of this match up is the Memphis Grizzlies who have high expectations for this season, but no one really knows how they will fair after a bunch of changes from last year.
The one thing we do know about this team is that they are going to be a lot more, up tempo. For years the Grizzlies were a defensive slow it down team but that’s changing this year.
They are moving to a more up tempo game that should feature a lot more scoring, and look like a lot more modern team.
To have success in this game I think it’s going to come down to Mike Conley and his play. He will have a big advantage at the point guard position and he needs to take advantage of it.
Inside they need to find a way to slow down the big men of the Pelicans which is going to be a challenge, but they need to find a way to make it happen.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in NO last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 58-28-3 in NO last 89 road games.
- MEM are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Memphis.
- Underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
I am actually surprised to see the Pelicans coming into this game as the underdogs. This game is going to come down to Cousins and Davis for the Pelicans and they are both going to have huge games.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans +3.5
I think that they will dominant the game and the Grizzlies won’t be able to overcome it.
The Pelicans will win this game outright.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 104 – Grizzlies 102
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