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Grizzlies home to Pelicans in NBA betting action

New Orleans PelicansMemphis Grizzlies
1-3November 06, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum2-2

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Grizzlies try to run the Pelicans off the court at FedExForum in pro hoops action.

The Grizzlies sport a record of 2-2 and 0-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pelicans sit at 1-3 and 1-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1 for the Grizzlies and 3-1 for the Pelicans. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

The Pelicans were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 187 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

This game matches up the No. 11 (Grizzlies) and the No. 22 (Pelicans) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 91-89 result in favor of the Grizzlies is predicted by handicapping models.

The Pelicans were a 104-98 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pelicans got 20 points from Eric Gordon, but it was Phoenix that prevailed in a 104-98 final on Tuesday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Memphis was a 95-88 winner at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (183) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Memphis got 15 points from Mike Conley en route to a 95-88 victory over Boston on Monday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 14-ranked offense (99.75 PPG) against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 15 at 98.25 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 45.92% from the field per game, more than the Pelicans have managed so far this season (41.54% on average).

Next up:
New Orleans at Los Angeles, Friday, November 8th
Memphis at Golden State, Saturday, November 9th