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New Orleans Pelicans Look to Extend Winning Streak Against Struggling Memphis Grizzlies

The New Orleans Pelicans will face the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night in a bid for their second consecutive win. The game will take place at FedExForum, with a scheduled start time of 8 PM ET. In their previous match, the Pelicans secured a 93-84 victory over Portland, having been favored by 8.5 points. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies suffered a 115-106 loss to Charlotte, despite being favored by 5.5 points. Historically, Memphis has had a strong record against New Orleans, winning 7 out of their last 10 matchups. Currently, the Pelicans are favored to win with a line of -9, which has remained unchanged.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Pelicans -360 | Grizzlies +285
  • Spread: Pelicans -9 (-110) | Grizzlies +9 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 223 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that New Orleans will win straight-up is 78%.

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New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans rebounded from their loss to the Lakers by defeating the Trailblazers in their most recent game. They hope to maintain their momentum against the Grizzlies, aiming for a second consecutive victory and their sixth win in the last seven games. The Pelicans have been averaging 116.5 points per game and scored 93 points in their previous matchup, with a field goal percentage of 47.4% and a three-point percentage of 37%. Trey Murphy III led the team with 24 points and five rebounds, supported by Brandon Ingram with 17 points, four rebounds, and nine assists, and Jonas Valanciunas with 16 points and nine rebounds. Defensively, New Orleans has struggled, allowing an average of 112.4 points per game. In their last game, they only allowed 84 points and will need a similar effort to secure a win. There are some injury concerns for Zion Williamson (Foot) and Dyson Daniels (Knee) in this upcoming game. With a power ranking of 5, the Pelicans currently hold the 14th spot in offense, scoring an average of 116.53 points per game. Defensively, they rank 9th, allowing an average of 112.43 points per game. This season, they have a record of 31-22 (30-22-1 ATS). Offensively, the Pelicans have a field goal percentage of 48.84% (ranked 9th), a free throw percentage of 76.47% (ranked 24th), and a three-point percentage of 37.85% (ranked 6th). They also average 44.25 rebounds per game (ranked 9th), 27.02 offensive assists, and 12.57 turnovers per game (ranked 12th and 13th, respectively). Defensively, they allow opponents to make 46.52% of their field goals (ranked 7th), 78.57% of their free throws (ranked 15th), and 34.46% of their three-pointers (ranked 1st). They average 42.25 defensive rebounds per game. Additionally, the Pelicans average 26.77 defensive assists and 13.28 turnovers per game (ranked 17th and 12th, respectively).

Memphis Grizzlies Analysis

The Grizzlies are currently on a nine-game losing streak and are looking to break that streak with a win against the Pelicans. A victory would give them their second win in their last five home games. In terms of scoring, Memphis averages 107.1 points per game and scored 106 points in their most recent game. They made 46.7 percent of their field goals and 36.4 percent of their three-pointers in that game. Jaren Jackson Jr. was the leading scorer with 29 points, along with three rebounds and three assists. In their last defensive performance, the Grizzlies gave up 115 points and will need to improve on defense in order to secure a win. Ziaire Williams is questionable for the upcoming game due to a hand injury. The Grizzlies have a power ranking of 20 and are ranked 30th in offense, scoring an average of 107.08 points per game, and 12th in defense, allowing an average of 113.38 points per game. They have a record of 18-35 (24-29 ATS). New Orleans has won two out of their last three matchups against Memphis. In terms of offense, the Grizzlies have a field goal percentage of 43.91% (ranked 30th), a free throw percentage of 76.49% (ranked 23rd), and a three-point percentage of 34.85% (ranked 28th). They average 41.74 rebounds per game (ranked 25th), 25.19 offensive assists, and 13.89 turnovers per game (ranked 23rd and 23rd respectively). Defensively, the Grizzlies allow opponents to make 47.54% of their field goals (ranked 18th), 78.89% of free throws (ranked 19th), and 38.29% of three-pointers (ranked 25th). They average 45.70 defensive rebounds per game (ranked 45.70), 26.19 defensive assists, and 14.45 turnovers per game (ranked 12th and 3rd respectively).

Pelicans Dominate on the Road, Grizzlies Struggling Defensively and Offensively

The Pelicans have been quite successful on the road recently, winning four out of their last five games. Their offensive performance stands out, with an average of over 116 points per game and a shooting accuracy of 49 percent. Additionally, their proficiency at the free-throw line has not gone unnoticed, as they have made over 76 percent of their free throws. Their ability to secure rebounds and their aggressive attitude on the offensive glass have also provided them with more scoring chances.

On the other hand, the Grizzlies have been struggling defensively, especially in their recent games, where they have given up an average of more than 118 points per game in their last three matchups. Furthermore, their offensive struggles have been evident at home, where they average less than 105 points per game. Their free-throw shooting has also been problematic, with a less than satisfactory success rate of less than 60 percent in their last three games.

Considering the Pelicans' defensive prowess, having limited their opponents to under 70 points per game in their last three outings, it is expected that they will effectively contain the Grizzlies' offense. Therefore, it is recommended to favor the Pelicans to cover the spread in this game.

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