Pelicans vs. Grizzlies NBA Prediction
Two of the NBA’s biggest young stars will meet in Memphis on Tuesday night where Ja Morant and the Grizzlies will host Zion Williamson and the Pelicans at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the game set as a pick’em and the total sitting at 230, what’s the best play in this matchup tonight?
537 New Orleans Pelicans (PK) at 538 Memphis Grizzlies (PK); o/u 230
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
Zion Williamson scored 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting Sunday, to go with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one turnover across 36 minutes in a loss to Detroit. Coming off a career-high 36-point performance, Williamson appeared ready to pick up right where he left off with 18 points on 12 shots through the first half of action, but Detroit did a really nice job of denying him the rock and taking him out of the Pelicans game plan after halftime. That said, he was a perfect 6-of-6 at the charity stripe, bringing his free throw shooting percentage to 78.2% through the month of February, and he sent away two shots tonight after failing to record any swats in his previous three games.
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Spin
Ja Morant hit 7-of-18 shots, 0-of-3 3-pointers, and 2-of-3 free throws for 16 points, 10 assists, one rebound, and four turnovers in a win over the Kings on Sunday. Morant's shot poorly all month, making just 37.1% of his 13.9 shots per game and 29.2% of 3.4 3-pointers. He's also averaging just 15.6 points over the eight games. At least he's dished nine or more assists in his last five games. Now's the time to buy low on Morant, who is sure to catch fire sometime soon. He's too talented not to.
Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Betting Prediction
The under has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams and is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Memphis. The under is also 10-2 in the Grizzlies’ last 12 games when facing an opponent with a losing record, is 22-5 in their last 27 home games and is 11-3 in their last 14 home games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PELICANS/GRIZZLIES UNDER 230