On Tuesday evening, the Memphis Grizzlies visit the Smoothie King Center for a road clash with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies fell to 9-5 after they were defeated 102-92 Sunday against the Washington Wizards. The Pelicans handled business 119-106 against the Houston Rockets three nights ago. The tip-off is slated for 7:30 PM ET. New Orleans opens as a home favorite.
The Memphis Grizzlies will try to bounce back from a loss at Washington when they travel to New Orleans on Tuesday night for a primetime matchup on TNT. Memphis had won five games in a six-game stretch before losing to Washington without its best player on Sunday. New Orleans has won two of its last three games, including a 119-106 win against Houston on Saturday.
New Orleans has high hopes for this season, but it has yet to find a consistent level so far. The Pelicans have gone 7-6 through their first 13 games, winning two of their last three. They beat Chicago as 2-point road favorites last week before losing to Portland as 10-point home favorites in a big upset.
New Orleans bounced back with a decisive win over Houston on Saturday, covering the 10.5-point spread in the process. The Pelicans went on a 13-0 run down the stretch after blowing an 18-point lead in the second half. They were led by star Zion Williamson, who scored 26 points in the win.
- Game Day: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
- Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Preview
Memphis will try to bounce back from its loss to Washington when it travels to New Orleans on Tuesday night. The Grizzlies had won five of their six games before that, including a win over the Wizards. They were unable to keep that hot streak going on Sunday, which could be attributed to their best player missing the game. Star guard Ja Morant was out with an ankle injury and is a game-time decision on Tuesday night.
Morant plays a huge role in the Memphis game plan, averaging 28.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game. He also paces a fast break offense that ranks second in the NBA with 16.0 of those points per contest. Morant currently ranks ninth in the league in scoring, so bettors will certainly be wanting to monitor his status before placing wagers on this game.
He is not the only player on the roster dealing with an injury though, as power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) and shooting guard Desmond Bane (toe) are both listed as game-time decisions as well. Bane is the second-leading scorer (24.7), while Jackson has not played since underdoing offseason foot surgery. Memphis is the No. 11 scoring team in the NBA (114.8) and is facing a New Orleans defense that is No. 15 (113.0).
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction
Ja Morant and Desmond Bane were missing in action during Memphis’ 102-92 loss at the hands of the Washington Wizards Sunday. It remains to be seen if Morant or Bane will be available for this matchup against the Pelicans, but considering they were held out with “injury management” concerns they should be ready to go. Memphis was also without Jaren Jackson Jr. (right foot), and they have played a large number of games this year without their full cast of players.
New Orleans has the advantage down low in this one, and Zion will do some serious work here. Morant and Bane are considered questionable, but even if they both suit up, look for the Pelicans to establish the interior. New Orleans is third in the NBA in rebounding percentage. They are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Grizzlies. Take the Pelicans to cover at home.
Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans will win
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Lineups
New Orleans Pelicans:
C.J. McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas
Ja Morant, John Konchar, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson, Steven Adams
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
- New Orleans has been the favorite in eight games this season and has come away with the win four times (50%) in those contests.
- This year, New Orleans has won three of seven games when listed as at least -125 or better on the moneyline.
Against the spread:
- The 116.5 points per game the Pelicans put up are just 3.1 more points than the Grizzlies give up (113.4).
- When New Orleans totals more than 113.4 points, it is 4-5 against the spread and 5-4 overall.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies tips
- New Orleans Pelicans moneyline @ -115 (1.85)
- Zion Williamson Over 24.5 points @ -110 (1.90)
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies betting trends
- Memphis is 1-6-1 ATS on the road in 2022-23
- New Orleans is 2-3 ATS at home in 2022-23
- The combined over record of these two teams is 14-12-1 in 2022-23
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