Grizzlies vs Pelicans Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, December 31, 2022

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A matchup featuring two of the best teams in the NBA defensively sees the Memphis Grizzlies (21-13) favored by six points as they face the New Orleans Pelicans (23-12) at FedExForum on December 31, 2022. The over/under is set as 236.5 points in the outing.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Pelicans

Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with oddsmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -240 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +197 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 236.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Grizzlies vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Grizzlies have played 34 games, with 16 wins against the spread. Memphis has been victorious in 20, or 74.1%, of the 27 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Grizzlies games this year have gone over the total in 16 out of 35 opportunities (45.7%).

The Pelicans have played 35 games, with 19 wins against the spread. New Orleans has gone 7-5 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 58.3% of those games). Pelicans games this year have gone over the point total 21 times in 35 opportunities (60%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 29 26.8 6.2 8.1 1 0.2 1.7
Desmond Bane 16 22 4.5 3.9 0.6 0.3 3.2
Dillon Brooks 31 17.6 3.5 2.8 0.8 0.1 2.3
Jaren Jackson Jr. 18 15.9 6.1 0.7 1 3 1.5
Brandon Clarke 34 10.1 5.5 1.1 0.4 0.7 0

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 27 26.2 6.9 4.6 1.2 0.6 0.3
CJ McCollum 31 20.1 5.1 6.1 1.1 0.6 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 35 13.7 9.4 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.6
Trey Murphy III 32 12.8 4.2 1.4 1.1 0.5 2.4
Herbert Jones 23 10.5 3.5 2.2 1.3 0.7 0.9
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Grizzlies vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Pelicans: Larry Nance: Out (Neck), Herbert Jones: Questionable (Health Protocols), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis ranks ninth in the NBA with 115.4 points per game so far this year. At the other end, it ranks ninth with 111.5 points allowed per game. The Grizzlies are averaging 118.6 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 112.5 points per contest. On offense, the Grizzlies have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 116.8 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 115.4 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.

Memphis ranks 17th in the NBA with 11.6 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 17th with a 34.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. In terms of shot breakdown, the Grizzlies have taken 63.8% two-pointers (accounting for 73% of the team’s baskets) and 36.2% from beyond the arc (27%).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

Offensively, New Orleans is the third-best squad in the NBA (118.1 points per game). Defensively, it is 13th (112.7 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Pelicans are scoring one fewer points per game at home (117.7) than on the road (118.7). The Pelicans are posting 120.4 points per game in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 118.1.

New Orleans makes 11.5 3-pointers per game and shoots 37% from beyond the arc, ranking 19th and 10th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have attempted 65.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 34.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.4% of the Pelicans’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.6% have been 3-pointers.

Grizzlies vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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