Pelicans vs Grizzlies Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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Two top defensive teams take the court when the New Orleans Pelicans (40-39) play as six-point favorites over the Memphis Grizzlies (50-29) on April 5, 2023 at Smoothie King Center. The over/under for the matchup is 227.5 points.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Grizzlies

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies Odds

Point Spread

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


As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -249 odds to pick up the win, while the Grizzlies are listed at +203 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

In the Pelicans’ 79 games this season, they have 38 wins against the spread. New Orleans has won 25, or 64.1%, of the 39 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Pelicans games this year have gone over the total in 37 out of 79 opportunities (46.8%).

The Grizzlies have 36 wins against the spread in 79 games this year. Memphis has won three of the 17 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (17.6%). Grizzlies games this season have gone over the point total 44.3% of the time (35 out of 79 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 42 24.5 5.3 5.6 0.6 0.4 1.5
CJ McCollum 72 20.7 4.3 5.8 0.9 0.5 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 76 14.4 10.1 1.8 0.3 0.6 0.5
Trey Murphy III 76 14 3.6 1.4 1.1 0.6 2.5
Josh Richardson 62 10.3 2.7 2.8 1.1 0.3 1.7


Grizzlies Leaders
Ja Morant 60 26.4 5.9 8.1 1.1 0.3 1.5
Desmond Bane 56 21.6 5 4.3 1 0.4 2.9
Jaren Jackson Jr. 61 18 6.8 0.9 1 3 1.5
Tyus Jones 78 10.3 2.5 5.1 1 0.1 1.5
Santi Aldama 76 9.1 4.9 1.3 0.6 0.6 1.2
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Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Injury Report

Grizzlies: Steven Adams: Out (Knee), Brandon Clarke: Out (Achilles), Dillon Brooks: Out (Hip), Ziaire Williams: Out (Foot), Jake LaRavia: Out (Calf)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

Offensively, New Orleans is averaging 114.2 points per game (15th-ranked in league). It is giving up 112.3 points per contest at the other end of the court (seventh-ranked). Offensively the Pelicans have fared better when playing at home this season, putting up 114.4 points per game, compared to 114 per game in away games. The Pelicans’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 115.9 points per contest compared to the 114.2 they’ve averaged this year.

New Orleans is sinking 10.9 three-pointers per game (23rd-ranked in NBA) this season, while owning a 36.3% three-point percentage (14th-ranked). In terms of shot breakdown, the Pelicans have taken 65.6% two-pointers (accounting for 74% of the team’s baskets) and 34.4% from beyond the arc (26%).

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What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis is ninth in the league in points scored (116.7 per game) and 11th in points conceded (112.6). At home the Grizzlies are scoring 119.8 points per game, 6.4 more than they are averaging on the road (113.4). In their past 10 games, the Grizzlies are posting 122.8 points per game, 6.1 more than their season average (116.7).

Memphis makes 12 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 15th and 22nd, respectively, in the NBA. In 2022-23, the Grizzlies have attempted 37.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.9% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 27.5% of the Grizzlies’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 72.5% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Grizzlies, and we expect that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Pelicans -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 227.5 points.

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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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