New Orleans Pelicans (11-15) at Memphis Grizzlies (11-11)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -1 -- Over/Under: 228 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies meet Tuesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 113.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 24.4 points and 6.8 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24 points and 5.4 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.4 points and eight assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 16.6 points and 11.1 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Clarke is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 18-3 in Pelicans last 21 overall. The over is 5-0 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans just beat the Grizzlies by nine points about a week ago, but they're an underachieving team that's hard to trust most nights, and they lose on the road by an average of 5.8 points. The Memphis Grizzlies have issues of their own, but they've been much more competitive with Morant back in the lineup and they're only losing their last five games by an average of 0.8 points. In a battle between two inconsistent and frankly disappointing teams, I'll give the edge to the Grizzlies at home.