Grizzlies vs. Pelicans Prediction
Should the New Orleans Pelicans have any struggles at home tonight when they host the Memphis Grizzlies at 8PM ET?
579 Memphis Grizzlies vs. 580 New Orleans Pelicans
Monday, January 7, 2019
8PM ET – Smoothie King Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pelicans are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 214 points. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent going on the Pelicans at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Grizzlies on a skid
Memphis is riding a five-game losing streak coming into tonight following a 108-88 loss at San Antonio on Saturday. The Grizzlies have failed to cover the spread in six straight as well. The Grizzlies are 18-21 overall, 8-12 on the road, 17-22 against the spread and 23-16 with the under.
The Grizzlies are one of the top defensive teams in the league, allowing just 102.6 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.5 percent shooting. Offensively, Memphis is putting up only 101.2 points per game. Mike Conley has been leading the team with 20.2 points and 6.1 assists per game while Marc Gasol is adding 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
Pelicans looking for win streak
The Pelicans are coming off a 133-98 win at Cleveland on Saturday, but the Pelicans are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games and they haven’t won back-to-back games in weeks. New Orleans is now 18-22 overall, 13-6 at home, 17-23 against the spread and 22-18 with the over.
New Orleans has one of the top offenses in the league, but one of the worst defenses. The Pelicans are averaging 116.7 points per game on offense while shooting 47.9 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Pelicans are giving up 115.1 points per game while opponents shoot 46.5 percent. The team is already without Nikola Mirotic due to an ankle injury while E’Twaun Moore is questionable tonight with a quad injury. Anthony Davis is leading the team with 28.5 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.63 blocks per game while Jrue Holiday is adding 21 points and 8.4 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are 5-17 against the spread in their last 22 games, but just 1-5 ATS in their last six Monday games.
The Pelicans have failed to cover in their last seven games following a win and 1-5 ATS in their last six conference games.
Both teams are struggling to find their stride when it comes to winning and covering, but the Pelicans are a strong team at home. Their offense is going to be tough for Memphis to stop on their home floor. The Grizzlies don’t have enough offense to match the Pelicans tonight and their defense will not be able to hold up against Davis and company. I expect New Orleans to win by a wide margin.
NBA Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans -5.5