New Orleans vs. Memphis Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, February 12, 2024

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The Memphis Grizzlies (18-35) hope to snap an eight-game losing skid when hosting the New Orleans Pelicans (31-22) on February 12, 2024 at FedExForum.

The Pelicans head into their game against the Grizzlies as a 9.5-point favorite. The point total for the game is 222.

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Odds

Point Spread for Pelicans vs. Grizzlies

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorite.

New Orleans vs. Memphis Moneyline

As for the moneyline, New Orleans has -410 odds to win the game, while Memphis is listed at +320 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 222 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: BSSE

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

The Pelicans have covered the spread 30 times in 53 games with a set spread. This season, New Orleans has won 18 out of the 29 games, or 62.1%, in which it has been favored. Pelicans games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 25 times this season.

The Grizzlies have covered the spread in a game 24 times this season (24-29-0). Memphis has been victorious in 12, or 30.8%, of the 39 contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season. This year, 23 of the Grizzlies’ games have gone over the point total.

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Key Players to Watch

Pelicans

Brandon Ingram puts up 21.6 points, 5.1 boards and 5.8 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks. Jonas Valanciunas puts up 13.9 points, 9.5 boards and 2.3 assists per game, shooting 57.3% from the field. Zion Williamson puts up 22.3 points, 5.5 boards and 4.8 assists per game, shooting 58.7% from the floor. CJ McCollum averages 19.1 points, 4.3 boards and 4.7 assists per contest, shooting 46.4% from the floor and 42.5% from beyond the arc, with 3.4 made 3-pointers per contest (third in NBA).

Grizzlies

Jaren Jackson Jr. averages 22.3 points, 5.5 boards and 2.1 assists, making 44.8% of his shots from the field and 32.4% from 3-point range, with 1.8 triples per game. Santi Aldama contributes with 10.7 points per game, plus 5.7 boards and 2.0 assists. The Grizzlies get 9.6 points, 5.6 boards and 2.6 assists per game from Vince Williams Jr.. Ziaire Williams averages 8.0 points, 3.5 boards and 1.5 assists, making 39.0% of his shots from the field and 31.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 triples per contest.

What you need to know about the Pelicans

This year, the Pelicans are averaging 116.5 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) and allowing 112.4 points per contest (ninth-ranked). This season, the Pelicans are grabbing 44.2 boards per game (ninth-ranked in NBA) and ceding 42.2 rebounds per contest (ninth-ranked). The Pelicans are dishing out 27.0 dimes per game, which ranks them 12th in the NBA in 2023-24.

Offensively New Orleans has played better when playing at home this year, averaging 117.0 points per game, compared to 116.1 per game when playing on the road. With a 37.9% three-point percentage this season, New Orleans ranks fifth-best in the NBA. It ranks 18th in the league by making 12.1 treys per contest. New Orleans ranks best in the NBA by allowing a three-point shooting percentage of 34.5% to opponents. It ranks 17th in the league by surrendering 13.3 treys per contest.

The Pelicans have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, New Orleans has hit the over four times. The Pelicans have seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 115.9 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.6 points fewer than the 116.5 they’ve scored this season. New Orleans has been less stingy on defense as of late, allowing 113.1 points per game during its last 10 contests compared to the 112.4 points per game its opponents are averaging over the 2023-24 season.

What you need to know about the Grizzlies

The Grizzlies are the worst team in the league in points scored (107.1 per game) and 12th in points conceded (113.4). Memphis is 24th in the NBA in rebounds per game (41.7) and third-worst in rebounds allowed (45.8). At 25.2 assists per game, the Grizzlies are 23rd in the NBA.

At home, the Grizzlies average 104.6 points per game. Away, they average 109.1. In 2023-24 the Grizzlies are eighth in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.7 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (34.8%). Defensively, Memphis is 17th in the league in 3-pointers conceded per game at 13.3. It is 25th in 3-point percentage allowed at 38.3%.

The Grizzlies are 6-4 against the spread and 2-8 overall over their last 10 contests. Five of Memphis’ last 10 contests have gone over the total. Memphis has fared worse offensively over its last 10 games, putting up 103.8 points per contest, 3.3 fewer points its than season average of 107.1. While the Grizzlies are ceding 113.4 points per game in 2023-24, they have been worse over their last 10 games, allowing 113.7 points per contest.

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Pelicans, and we predict that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Pelicans -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222 points.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Grizzlies

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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