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Pelicans home to Grizzlies in NBA betting action

Memphis GrizzliesNew Orleans Pelicans
10-11December 13, 2013, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena10-10

New Orleans looks to cover the Pelicans-Grizzlies pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 10-10 mark when they host Memphis in NBA action.

The Pelicans sport a record of 10-10 and 8-11-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Grizzlies sit at 10-11 and 6-14-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-7 for the Pelicans and 10-11 for the Grizzlies. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Grizzlies listed as 3-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 193.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 10-rated Pelicans in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-88 win for the Pelicans on Friday.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 116-100 result against the Thunder on December 11. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Grizzlies endured a 116-100 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Mike Conley at FedExForum.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 111-106 result against the Pistons on December 11. The Pelicans covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 217 combined points took the game OVER the total. Ryan Anderson scored 22 points leading the Pelicans to a 111-106 victory over Detroit at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 103.4 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 7 at 96.95 PPG. The Pelicans field goal percentage has averaged 44.99% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.87% per game.

A few Grizzlies at Pelicans trends to consider:
Memphis is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Memphis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New Orleans's last 13 games
New Orleans is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Minnesota, Sunday, December 15th
New Orleans at Denver, Sunday, December 15th