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Pelicans visit Grizzlies in hoops battle

New Orleans PelicansMemphis Grizzlies
15-24January 20, 2014, 05:00 | FedExForum20-19

FedExForum features an NBA battle between the host Memphis Grizzlies and the visiting New Orleans Pelicans in betting action on Monday.

Supporters of the Pelicans have seen them go 15-24 and 16-21-2 ATS so far this season, while the Grizzlies are at 20-19 and 16-22-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 21-18, while the Pelicans are 20-19.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Grizzlies as -6-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 191 earlier at GTbets.eu.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Grizzlies and the No. 23-ranked Pelicans, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 91-90 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

The Pelicans were a 97-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pelicans got a terrific 31-point performance from Anthony Davis but Golden State handed them a 97-87 defeat on Saturday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Memphis was a 91-90 winner at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Grizzlies got a 25-point performance from Mike Conley as Memphis ran past Sacramento 91-90 on Friday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pelicans rank No. 14 in the league with 43.31 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 30-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Pelicans rate No. 26 with 6.18 per contest.

Next up:
New Orleans home to Sacramento, Tuesday, January 21st
Memphis at Houston, Friday, January 24th