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Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (13-26) at Memphis Grizzlies (23-19)

NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to the FedExForum tonight.

The Grizzlies have won four of their last five games and will be gunning for a third straight win after beating the Knicks by 103-95 on Saturday. Marc Gasol dominated the game with 37 points on 15 of 29 shooting while Jeff Green provided the spark off the bench whie 18 points as the Grizzlies broke open a tight game with a 12-2 run midway through the fourth quarter to steal the win and improve to 23-19 on the season and 15-7 at home.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Meanwhile, the Pelicans had lost six of seven games before winning their last two against the Kings and then the Hornets. Ryan Anderson poured in 32 points on 12 of 19 shooting while Anthony Davis added 22 points as the Pelicans snuck past the Hornets in a tightly contested game. With the hard-fought win, New Orleans improves to 13-26 on the season and 8-9 at home.

In ATS trends, the Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a win, while the Grizzlies are 8-1 ATS in their last nine home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings ovreall but the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.

The Pelicans are certainly starting to look like the team that we saw sneak into the playoffs last season, but the Grizzlies are starting to string together some wins and should be good enough to grab another one at home where they've won eight of their last nine.

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Memphis -2.5

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