Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Prediction
A pair of teams that have won seven of their past 10 games, respectively, will meet in Memphis on Saturday evening when the Grizzlies host the Pelicans at 6:00 p.m. ET. With Memphis listed as 6-point favorites and the total sitting at 232.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to tonight’s matchup?
537 New Orleans Pelicans (+6) at 538 Memphis Grizzlies (-6); o/u 232.5
6:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 9, 2022
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
TV: NBA TV
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
Willie Green said that Brandon Ingram (right hamstring tightness) is questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Saturday, per Christian Clark of NOLA. BI missed their game against the Trail Blazers, and it appears it may have been more than just a rest day against a bad team. If BI misses another game, Devonte' Graham should get another start. Graham is averaging 8.6 points, 3.9 assists, and 1.9 triples as a starter alongside C.J. McCollum this season.
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
Ja Morant (right knee soreness) is being listed as questionable to play in Saturday’s game against the Pelicans. After not appearing in any of the Grizzlies’ last nine games, Morant finally has a chance to return tomorrow. Memphis has already locked up the second seed in the West, so they don’t necessarily need to play him, but they could throw him out there to try and rebuild the team’s chemistry over the last pair of games assuming he’s feeling up to it. If Morant can suit up, that means the end of super-streamer Tyus Jones, who posted seventh-round numbers in nine starts without Ja. Be sure to check back on Morant’s final status before tomorrow’s 6pm EST tip.
Pelicans vs. Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction
The Pelicans are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games versus the Grizzlies and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games as an underdog. The Pels are also 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, are 13-4 against the number in their last 17 road games and are 8-3 at the window in their last 11 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +6