Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans - 2/6/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (9-12) vs Memphis Grizzlies (9-8)
Game Info: Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -2 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 109.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.9 points and seven assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 15.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Clarke is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 111.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Pelicans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 22-10 in Grizzlies last 32 overall. The over is 13-3 in Pelicans last 16 overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies have quietly been one of the hotter teams in the league the last week or so and have the rest advantage here. However, the New Orleans Pelicans are finally starting to tap into their potential and are finishing games. When the Pelicans play to their ability and compete for 48 minutes, good things will happen and they're a legit playoff team in the West. It's going to be interesting to see if the Pels can build on this momentum. I'll lay the bucket.