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Pelicans Grizzlies Betting Preview

Memphis GrizzliesNew Orleans Pelicans
37-26March 12, 2014, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena26-37

The visiting Grizzlies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at New Orleans Arena against the Pelicans.

The Pelicans sit at 26-37 (26-32-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 37-26 (29-32-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 31-32 OU, and Memphis is 33-30 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

The Grizzlies were listed as -4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 190.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

This game pits the Pelicans, currently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 12 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 92-88 victory for the Grizzlies.

In their last action, Memphis was a 109-99 winner at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Grizzlies got 19 points from Marc Gasol as Memphis ran past Portland 109-99 on Tuesday at FedExForum.

New Orleans was a 111-107 winner in its last match at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New Orleans got 32 points from Anthony Davis en route to a 111-107 victory over Denver on Sunday at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 19-ranked offense (99.59 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 94.89 PPG. The Pelicans have averaged 45.71% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Next up:
Memphis at Toronto, Friday, March 14th
New Orleans home to Portland, Friday, March 14th