Grizzlies vs Pelicans Prediction - NBA Picks 4/5/23
New Orleans Pelicans (40-38) vs Memphis Grizzlies (49-29)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 116.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 26.8 points and 8.1 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 21.2 points and 5 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.3 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Grizzlies last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 17-5 in Pelicans last 22 overall. The Grizzlies are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies in the underdog role is hard to turn down, but the Pelicans have been one of the hottest teams over the last week or so, and they're winning their last 5 games by an average of 6.4 points. The Pels win at home by an average of 4.9 points. The Pelicans are still fighting to get out of the play-in tournament. Reasonable chalk. I'll side with the Pelicans at home.
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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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