Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Total Prediction
The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Memphis on Monday evening to take on the Grizzlies at 5:30 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 217.5, can bettors expect a relatively low-scoring game between these two teams?
5:30 p.m. ET, Monday, January 21, 2019
FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Grizzlies are 3.5point favorites to beat the Pelicans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217.5 points and as of this writing, 56% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Pelicans to cover the point spread.
New Orleans Pelicans Fantasy Spin
Anthony Davis sustained a left index finger sprain on Friday night and is expected to be out approximately 1-2 weeks. Davis hurt his finger in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Blazers. He underwent an X-ray on his left hand afterward, and fortunately, it appears he did not suffer any fractures. However, AD's agent said that Davis will re-evaluate the injury in 3-to-4 days and decide whether he needs to see a hand specialist. The Pelicans play on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week, which means AD will miss at least three games. The earliest he will be able to return is next Saturday vs. the Spurs. While Davis is sidelined, Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic will see their playing time increase and their usage rates spike.
Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin
Marc Gasol (back) is probable to play on Monday vs. the Pelicans. Gasol missed Saturday's game against the Raptors, but it's looking like it'll only be a one-game absence with the sore back. His return will shift JaMychal Green back to the second unit, and Ivan Rabb could be headed for a DNP-CD. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to Monday's tip.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pelicans are 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games versus the Grizzlies.
The home team has covered the spread in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams.
The under has been highly profitable in this series, cashing in six of the last eight meetings and in four straight when the game is in Memphis. The under is also 4-1 in the Pelicans’ last five games versus a team from the Southwest and is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a loss of more than 10 points. On the other side, the under is 6-2 in the Grizzlies’ last eight games overall, is 20-8 in their last 28 conference games and is 6-0 in their last six games versus an opponent with a losing record.
Monday NBA Prediction: Pelicans/Grizzlies under 217.5