At 8:00 ET, the Pelicans (-365) will play the Grizzlies (+288) in a Southwest division matchup. The Grizzlies are currently on an eight-game losing streak and are 13th in the Western Conference, while the Pelicans are 6th in the West.

This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and can be seen on BSSE. The Pelicans are favored by 8.5 points and the over/under is 222.5.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -8.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Monday, February 12th.

WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 132-82 in favor of the Pelicans.
  • Our projections have Brandon Ingram finishing with Brandon Ingram points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 14 threes.

Do the Pelicans Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

In Western Conference play, the Pelicans are 22-18 compared to 9-4 against non-conference opponents. This has helped them secure the 6th seed in the West, and they are currently in 1st place in the Southwest Division.

New Orleans has a record of 31-22 this season and is 16-12 on the road. In terms of straight-up betting, the Pelicans are 30-23 and 15-13 ATS on the road.

As the favorite, the Pelicans have a record of 18-11 and are 15-14 ATS in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 29-24 straight-up and have a scoring margin of +7.7 PPG.

In their last game, the Pelicans defeated the Trail Blazers by a score of 93-84. The O/U line for that game was 219.5, and the Pelicans were 8-point favorites going into the game.

This season, the Pelicans have gone 25-28 on the O/U, and 43 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today's line of 222.5. On average, their games have finished with 229 points.

So far this season, the Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in scoring at 116.5 points per game. However, they have scored slightly more at home (117.0) compared to on the road (116.1).

When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 19th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game. As a team, they are shooting 48% from the field, which is 9th in the NBA.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Pelicans are 9th in three-point percentage at 37%. However, they are just 23rd in three-point attempts per game.

Coming into today's game, the Pelicans' defense is giving up an average of 112.4 points per contest. The New Orleans defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.5% of their field goal attempts vs. New Orleans.

Will Memphis Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Hornets by a score of 115-106. The over/under line for that game was 216 points, and Memphis was favored by 5 points going into the game.

This season, the Grizzlies have an O/U record of 23-29-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. Today's O/U line is set at 222.5 points, which is slightly higher than their season average of 220.5.

Against the spread, Memphis is 24-29 this season and has failed to cover in their last two games. As the underdog, they are 19-20 ATS and have gone 12-27 straight-up as the underdog.

Coming into today's game, the Grizzlies are 18-35 on the season and are currently in 13th place in the Western Conference. In the Southwest Division, they are in 4th place.

In non-conference games, Memphis is 6-12 compared to 12-23 against Western Conference opponents. On the road, they are 13-16 compared to just 5-19 at home.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the NBA's least efficient teams, ranking 30th in points per game at 107.1. Interestingly, they have actually scored more on the road (109.1) than at home (104.6).

Overall, Memphis has been held below the NBA scoring average in 79.2% of their games. In terms of field goal shooting, the Grizzlies are 30th in the league at 43%.

One area where the Grizzlies have excelled is three-point shooting, as they are 8th in the league in made threes per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage of 34% is just 28th in the NBA.

At this time, the Grizzlies' defense is positioned 12th in the NBA, permitting 113.4 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.9% while allowing 38.3% from downtown.