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2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-15) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies (11-11)
Date: Tuesday, February 16th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans -105 | Grizzlies -105
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -1.0
NBA Betting Total: 230
Tuesday, February 16th, finds the New Orleans Pelicans traveling to play the Memphis Grizzlies for the second time this season. The Pelicans won the initial meeting on February 6th by a score of 118-109 and the Pelicans hold a current four-game win streak over Memphis.
The Pelicans hold the all-time record having won 38 matches of the 68 played. Last season, the squads played three times with New Orleans winning all three contests.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans followed a four-game win streak with victories over the Suns, Pacers, Grizzlies, and Rockets by their current three-game losing streak.
The three losses featured games versus the Bulls, Mavericks, and Pistons.
In the most recent loss to the Pistons, the Pelicans jumped on Detroit scoring 40 points in the opening frame but lost every other quarter to fall 112-123.
Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson both scored 26 points to lead the scoring for the Pelicans. Steven Adams posted a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Lonzo Ball chipped in 13 points and Kira Lewis scored 10 points as the other double-figure contributor.
The Pelicans had issues scoring from the perimeter (9 of 35) as the Pistons held them to 25.7 percent.
New Orleans has no significant injuries bringing a fully healthy roster to Memphis.
While Ja Morant and his young Grizzlies have been impressive since his arrival to the pros one team who has been a bad matchup for Memphis is the Pelicans.
As far as the matchup between Morant and Williamson the Rookie of the Year for last season hasn’t won a game against his rival through the four games the teams have played.
While the easy argument would be the Grizzlies are missing Jaren Jackson Jr. to counter Zion the reality is he did play in two of those four games.
Memphis broke out of the four-game losing streak to win two of the past three games including an impressive 124-110 victory over the streaking Sacramento Kings.
In the win, Ja Morant (16 points, 10 assists) and Jonas Valanciunas (25 points, 13 rebounds) each delivered double-double efforts.
Five other players delivered double-figure scoring efforts including Dillon Brooks (22), Kyle Anderson (17), Brandon Clarke (13), Xavier Tillman (12), and Grayson Allen (10).
Desmond Bane (personal), Killian Tillie (foot), and DeAnthony Melton (shoulder) all missed Sunday’s game and are listed as day-to-day.
Jaren Jackson (knee), and Justise Winslow (hip) have yet to play this season and remain out with no timetable for a return.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pelicans are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-5-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
The perimeter could be a factor as the 14th ranked Grizzlies and 19th ranked Pelicans perimeter scoring hasn’t been consistent this season but the team who defends the perimeter best will have a decisive advantage.
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The Grizzlies are tied with the Raptors (20.5) for points scored off turnovers while the Pelicans limit teams to 17 points scored off turnovers.
At some point, Morant has to capture his first win against Zion but will this be the night it happens?
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