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2021 NBA Handicapping
(31-37) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies (34-33)
Date: Monday, May 10th, 2021
Time: 8:00 EST
Venue: FedEx Forum in Memphis Tennesse
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans +360 | Grizzlies -490
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 224
Monday, May 10th the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Memphis Grizzlies for the third and final time this season. New Orleans won both prior meetings including the match on February 6th (118-109) and February 16th (144-113).
Entering the match the Pelicans are riding the wave of beating the Hornets despite being shorthanded and are winners of four of their last six. The Grizzlies meanwhile have suffered inconsistency lately but got back on track versus a severely shorthanded Raptors squad to get back in the win column although they’ve dropped to ninth.
The Pelicans hold the all-time record between the squads with 39 victories in 69 meetings. Last season these clubs played three times with New Orleans sweeping the regular-season series.
New Orleans Pelicans
VP David Griffin was fined $50k for berating the officials after the Pelicans game versus the Warriors on Tuesday. Griff was upset about how Zion Williamson wasn’t getting calls and more accurately letting out a bit of angst because his star Zion Williamson broke his ring finger.
Despite trailing the Spurs by two games for the 10th seed heading into play Sunday and missing Zion, Brandon Ingram, and Steven Adams the Pelicans weren’t ready to concede. That drive resulted in a victory versus the Hornets to keep their hopes alive.
Eric Bledsoe delivered a double-double of 24 points and 11 assists while Jaxson Hayes came up big with 18 points and six blocks. James Johnson (17), Willy Hernangomez (16), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (13), Naji Marshall (13), and Lonzo Ball (12) were the other double-figure scorers.
Williamson (fractured finger), Adams (toe), Ingram (ankle) and Josh Hart (thumb) were all out Sunday and while the injury report wasn’t updated as of this posting presumably also out Monday.
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-3 in their last six games and seem to be dealing with issues of inconsistency as they work Jaren Jackson Jr. back into the rotation.
It’s the perfect example of how chemistry can be affected by shifts in the rotation. The bigger concern for coach Taylor Jenkins is finding a way for his Grizzlies to score.
In matches where they hold opponents near 100 to 110 points, they are in the thick of it at game end, but if a club scores above that marker it’s often combined with a loss for Memphis.
In the win on Saturday, Jonas Valanciunas feasted on his former club posting a double-double of 18 points and 21 rebounds. Seven Grizzlies scored in double-figures in all.
Grayson Allen is day-to-day with an abdominal injury while Sean McDermott is also day-to-day with a foot injury.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pelicans are 8-2in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pelicans are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-5-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone under in 6 of Memphis’ last 9 games.
- The Grizzlies are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games at home.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
The question is whether the extra day’s rest (Pelicans are 6-7 in second games of back-to-backs) and a healthier roster will be the big difference for Memphis.
With seeding on the line both clubs are motivated to win. One thing for sure is both teams will bring the defensive intensity and expect this to be a very physical match.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans +9.5
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