November 26, 2022

The New Orleans pelicans (11-7) face the Memphis grizzlies (10-8) on Friday at the FedEx Forum. The tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (NBA TV). Below we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s rules around the Pelican vs Grizzlies oddsand make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Pelicans defeated the San Antonio Spurs 129-110 on Wednesday to cover as the 5.5-point favorite on the road. New Orleans has won 5 of its last 6 games, with the team’s only loss in that span coming to the Boston Celtics.

The Grizzlies lost 113-109 to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday as they failed to cover as the 2.5-point favorite at home. Memphis has lost 4 of its last 5 games, including 3 losses by more than 10 points.

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Pelicans vs Grizzlies odds

Offered by Tipico Sportsbook; access the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Rules last updated at 7:49 AM ET.

  • Money Line (ML) : Pelicans +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Grizzlies -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
  • Against the Spread (ATS) : Pelicans +2.5 (-110) | Grizzlies -2.5 (-110)
  • More than/less (O/U) : 228.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)

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Pelicans at Grizzlies Major Injuries

Pelicans

  • G C. J. McCollum (health and safety protocols).
  • F Trey Murphy (foot) doubtful

Grizzlies

  • F Santi Aldama (disease) doubtful
  • G Desmond Job (toe) out
  • F John Konchar (calf) doubtful

For the latest updates: Official NBA Injury Report.

Pelicans at Grizzlies picks and predictions

Prediction

Grizzlies 118, Pelicans 114

money line

Even with the team’s recent struggles, I will GRIZZLY’S (-130) Friday at home. I expect a special performance from G Yes Moran after missing a pair of crucial free throws in the team’s loss to the Kings on Tuesday, the game would have gone into overtime.

against the spread

Give me GRIZZLIES -2.5 (-110) since we only need Memphis to win with a 3 pointer to cover the spread. McCollum’s absence could be huge for the Pelicans as he has been their best playmaker and leads the team with 6.1 assists per game.

While the Pelicans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against the Grizzlies, Memphis is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games against a team with a winning road record.

Over/under

OVER 228.5 (-115) is an intriguing bet despite McCollum being ruled out. New Orleans still has a dynamic duo in G Brandon Ingram and f Zion Williamson who can score points in bunches.

The Over has struck in 3 of the last 4 meetings between the Pelicans and the Grizzlies.

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