Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Will the Memphis Grizzlies cover the point spread tonight and pull off a small upset when they host the New Orleans Pelicans at 8:00 p.m. ET?
WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: New Orleans. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pelicans are 1.5-point favorites to beat the Grizzlies, who opened as a 1-point home favorite before the line jumped the fence. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 211 points after hitting the board at 209.
WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: New Orleans. As of this writing, 87% of betting tickets are on the Pelicans and 75% of the money is on New Orleans as well.
INJURY REPORT: Anthony Davis is doubtful to play tonight for the Pelicans due to an ankle injury. Tony Allen (knee), Alexis Ajinca (knee), Frank Jackson (foot) and Solomon Hill (hamstring) are all out. On the other side, Mike Conley (heel) is out for the Grizzlies and so is Chandler Parsons (knee). Andrew Harrison, meanwhile, is probable with a shoulder injury.
WHO WE LIKE: Memphis. The Pelicans are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Grizzlies and 2-5 against the number in their last seven games in Memphis. They’re also 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games overall, are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games playing on one day of rest, and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Grizzlies, meanwhile, have covered the spread in four of their last five games overall. They’re also 4-0 at the betting window in their last four games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +1.5