Check out our free Pelicans vs Grizzlies pick and preview for this NBA game in Memphis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Pelicans vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies
- Where: Memphis at FedExForum
- Date: Friday, November 25th
- Betting Odds MEM -2, NO +111 | MEM -133 O/U 229.0
So far, the Pelicans have put together an overall record of 11-7, while going 11-7-0 vs the spread. New Orleans will be going for their 3 in today’s game as they have rattled off 2 straight wins.
In their previous game, the Pelicans took down the Spurs by a score of 129-110. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 5 point favorites. New Orleans was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Spurs to cut into their 19 point halftime lead. In the win, Zion Williamson led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 77.8%.
So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 10-8, while going 6-11-1 vs the spread. Today, the Grizzlies will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -8.0 points per contest.
The Grizzlies are coming off a dissappointing 113-109 loss to the Kings. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 3 points. Memphis was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Kings by 4 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant, as he contributed 34 points while hitting 57.1% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
Last season, the Grizzlies not only won their season series against the Pelicans (3-1), but they also took care of business at home, going 2-0 at the FedExForum. Similar to their season-long average, the Pelicans averaged 111.5 points per game vs the Grizzlies. On the other side, Memphis saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Pelicans, as they averaged 123.75 points per game in these matchups. In terms of betting, Memphis has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs New Orleans. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +8 points per game in favor of the Grizzlies. New Orleans and Memphis averaged a combined 230 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the New Orleans offense is the 3rd ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.6 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. New Orleans has managed to put together a strong scoring offense despite being both a below average 3-point shooting unit and ranking just 13th in possessions per game.
Currently, the Pelicans defense is ranked 13th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 110.28 points per game vs the unit.
New Orleans will be counting Brandon Ingram to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Memphis, as CJ McCollum has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, McCollum leads the team in scoring at 18.71 points per game. Ingram is 2nd on the team at 21.71 points per contest, which sits 32.0th in the NBA. In his 14 games, he has hit 47.6% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 5.21 rebounds per game.
This season, the Memphis offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 114.1 points per game. The Grizzlies come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.2 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.7 possessions per contest.
So far, the Grizzlies have played well defensively, as they are ranked 12th in the league at 109.93 points per contest.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Grizzlies 2nd leading scorer, Desmond Bane. In his 12 games, Bane is averaging 24.67 points per game while dishing out 4.75 assists and grabbing 4.92 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Ja Morant, who leads the team and is 8th in the NBA at 28.93 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 47.2% of his field goal attempts while taking 23.0% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Pelicans vs Grizzlies Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -2
- Free Total Prediction: Over 229.0