New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies - 3/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies - 3/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies (44-22) vs New Orleans Pelicans (27-37)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -5.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies meet Tuesday in NBA action at the FedExForum. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last eight games.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 107.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 26.1 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 113.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 27.6 points and 6.6 assists, while Dillon Brooks is averaging 18.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. Desmond Bane is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is dishing 1 assist. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.2 rebounds per game.

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The Pelicans are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Pelicans last 26 overall. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Memphis Grizzlies have been winning and covering machines this season, and it's hard to step in front of them as long as the line is reasonable. With that said, the New Orleans Pelicans are playing their best ball of the season and need to keep winning to improve their playoff odds. In their last five games, the Pelicans are winning by an average of 19.8 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field. So while the line is probably accurate, there's value with the Pelicans in the underdog role based on their current form. 

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans +5.5

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