Grizzlies vs. Pelicans prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, model’s April 9 best bets on 84-54 run
A Western Conference matchup will feature the New Orleans Pelicans (36-44) and Memphis Grizzlies (55-25) meeting on Saturday night. Memphis is currently on a two-game slide, including a 122-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. New Orleans is gaining momentum, winning five of its last six games. Memphis has locked down the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, while New Orleans will likely be the No. 9 seed and on its way to the play-in. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) and Brandon Ingram (hamstring) are questionable for New Orleans. Ja Morant (knee) was promoted to questionable for Memphis after missing the last nine games.
Tipoff is at 6 p.m. ET at FedExForum. Memphis is favored by six points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Pelicans vs. Grizzlies odds, while the over-under is 229.5. Before locking the Grizzlies vs. Pelicans, be sure to view NBA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now the model has set its sights on Grizzlies vs. Pelicans, and just locked in his NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see model choices. Here are several NBA Odds and betting lines for Pelicans vs. Grizzlies:
- Pelican vs. Grizzly Spread: Memphis -6
- Pelicans vs. Grizzlies over-under: 229.5 points
- Silver line Pelicans vs. Grizzlies: New Orleans +190, Memphis -230
- NO: Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as underdogs
- MEM: Grizzlies are 7-0 ATS in last seven games on Saturday
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Why the Grizzlies can cover
Memphis guard Desmond Bane is a backcourt sniper. Bane has a soft shot and deep reach. The TCU product is averaging 18.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He also shoots 43% from 3-point field. Bane has scored over 20 goals in six of his last eight games. On April 5, Bane produced 23 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. can dominate the game on the defensive end due to his fantastic anticipation and superb length. He has good hands and is a good perimeter shooter. Jackson Jr. is averaging 16.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and a game-high 2.2 blocks. On March 24, the Michigan State product had 20 points, two blocks, and knocked down four 3-pointers.
Why the Pelicans can cover
Guard CJ McCollum is a fantastic three-tier scoring option from the backcourt. McCollum has a solid midrange game and has a great range from 3-point range. The Lehigh product is averaging 22.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. He also shoots 39% from three. In his last game, McCollum contributed 23 points, four rebounds, seven assists and went 5-for-10 of three.
Valanciunas (questionable, ankle) is a fiery rebounder who owns the offensive glass. Valanciunas knows how to position himself low, using his size and his athleticism. The 2011 first-round pick is seventh in the league in rebounds (11.5), with 17.9 points per game. Valanciunas ranks third in the championship in double-doubles (50). On April 1, he finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
How to Make Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Picks
SportsLine’s model leans into the total, projecting a combined 226 points. The model also indicates that one side of the gap hits well over 50% of the time. You can only see the model choice on SportsLine.
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