Planning on watching today’s Grizzlies and Pelicans game? Catch the action at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, as the Pelicans hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSNO. The over/under for this Southwest division contest is set at 229 points, with the Pelicans being the favored team playing at home against the Grizzlies.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -4.5

This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, December 26th.

WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-102 in favor of the Pelicans.
  • Our projections have Brandon Ingram finishing with Brandon Ingram points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 52.4% and knocking down 12 threes.

Will the Grizzlies Win on the Road?

The Grizzlies enter today’s game vs. the Pelicans with an overall record of 9-19. When playing at home, the Grizzlies are 2-11 compared to a 7-8 record on the road.

So far, Memphis’ ATS record is below .500 at 12-16. During this season, Memphis has a 5-5 record against the spread as favorites and 7-11 as underdogs.

Coming off their recent game, the Grizzlies offense tallied 125 points in a matchup against the Hawks. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.5%, and they made 11 threes. Offensively, the Grizzlies hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 29th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 28th in terms of percentage and 12th in three-pointers made.

This season, the Grizzlies defense has been impressive, holding the 9 position in the league while permitting an average of 112.4 points per contest.

The Memphis defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.9% of their field goal attempts vs. Memphis.

Can the Pelicans Lock in a Home Win?

As they prepare to face the Grizzlies, the Pelicans have a record of 17-13 and are above .500. In their 30 games, the Pelicans are 11-11 against Western Conference opponents and have gone 6-2 in non-conference play.

New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 17-13 so far this season. This season, New Orleans has a 8-8 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 9-5 when playing as underdogs.

The Pelicans offense is coming off a game where they scored 104 points against the Rockets. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.3% and connected on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Pelicans was Zion Williamson with 28 points, while Brandon Ingram also added 19 to the scoreboard.

So far, the Pelicans’ defense is ranked 13 in the league at 113.3 points per contest.

New Orleans struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Rockets, giving up 13. For the game, Houston scored 106 points in the game.