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Grizzlies' Stifling Defense is Leading to Cashed Tickets

The Memphis Grizzlies are one of three teams in a heated battle for the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoff race and they can try to separate themselves from the L.A. Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder with a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. Sportsbooks opened the Grizz as 2.5-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 205.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Grizzlies are 7-1 SU in their last eight games against the Pelicans.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Grizzlies' last seven games against the Pelicans.
  • The Pelicans are 2-6 SU and ATS in their last eight games as a favorite of 2.5 or less.

Memphis has won four consecutive games in the wake of a 104-96 triumph over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, and its stingy defense is allowing an average of 92.8 points during the streak.

New Orleans is also getting things together right now by going 4-1 SU in its last five. The Pels’ offense has topped 120 points three times during that stretch, as they’re averaging 117.6 points in those five affairs.

The Pelicans notched a 95-91 victory in Memphis on February 17 to halt a seven-game skid in the series.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Memphis Grizzlies betting line opened this morning as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 205.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 107-100 result in favor of the Pelicans today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 36-34 ATS versus the spread this season, while the New Orleans Pelicans are 34-34-2 ATS. Memphis is 36-33-1 against the points scored total betting line, while New Orleans is 33-37 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Memphis injuries news.

This game pits the New Orleans Pelicans, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Memphis Grizzlies, who rate No. 13 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 9-rated NBA squad against Memphis's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 14 in the league with 9.39 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 9.29 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Conley Jr. scored 19 points leading the Grizzlies to a 104-96 victory over San Antonio at FedExForum on Saturday.

Anthony Davis scored 28 points and chipped in with 28 rebounds for New Orleans on Sunday, leading the Pelicans to a 123-109 victory over Minnesota at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Memphis's last 10 games
  • Memphis is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 16 games

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis at San Antonio, Thursday, March 23rd
New Orleans at Houston, Friday, March 24th

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