Grizzlies at Pelicans - 12/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (10-8) at New Orleans Pelicans (4-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +2 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies hope to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 15.8 points and 6.5 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing 2.8 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 42.7 percent shooting in their last five games and are starting to look more and more like the team we’re used to seeing. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 18.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. Eric Gordon is dishing three assists and Ish Smith is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans have allowed 100-plus points in 10 of their last 12 games and are 3-12 this season when that's the case. The New Orleans Pelicans have won three of their last four home games. Norris Cole and Tyreke Evans are questionable.
The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Pelicans are slowly getting healthier and are playing slightly better basketball. While the same can be said for the Grizzlies, Memphis has failed to cover in its last seven games in New Orleans. I'll take a shot with the desprate home team and the free bucket.