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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/12/14

Memphis Grizzlies (37-26) at New Orleans Pelicans (26-37)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm (New Orleans Arena)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +3 -- Over/Under: 189.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies head to the Big Easy to face Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night

Head to head, the Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and 0-4 in the last four meetings in New Orleans while the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies on the other hand are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 vs. Western Conference and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 road games.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/12/14

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It’s hard to look past the Memphis Grizzlies in this one, but you could make a pretty compelling case for the New Orleans Pelicans if you wanted too. For one, they have defeated the visiting Grizzlies on four straight occasions and five of six overall, which includes both meetings this season. They have also covered the spread in four straight and six of seven overall. While the Pelicans have struggled to get anything going this season, mainly due to injuries, they are currently riding a three-game winning streak and they should be nice and rested because they have only played the two home games since the 4th of the month. On the other hand, Memphis hosted Portland just last night and this will be there fourth game in six nights.

While I just made a pretty compelling case for the Pellies if I do say so myself, Memphis will still be pick here. The Grizz are also riding a three-game wining streak and they come into tonight’s contest having won five of six straight up and against the spread. However, the most impressive thing about Memphis is their ability to win away from home because it doesn’t seem to faze this veteran squad where they play. On the season, the Grizzlies have won 20 of their 34 road games to date and they have covered the number in 11 of their last 17 away from home.

I expect this to be a tight battle throughout, but I have a hard time seeing New Orleans taking down Memphis three times this season...

Dan’s Pick: Memphis -3

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