Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM (Fedexforum)

MEM -1.5 . Total 235.5

TV: TNT

The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road for a matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Pelicans are (16-27), coming off a 133-130 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.  The Grizzlies are (20-22), after upending the Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-109.

In the Pelicans loss to the Clippers, New Orleans was led on offense by Derrick Favors.  Favors secured a double-double, finishing with 22 points and 11 rebounds.  The Pelicans shot a nice 53% from the floor, while hitting 36% from distance.  The difference in the game came from the foul line, as Los Angles out scored New Orleans 31 to 23 from the charity stripe.  

In the Grizzlies win over the Cavaliers, Memphis was carried throughout the game by Dillon Brooks.  Brooks was 9 of 16 from the floor, sinking all 4 free throws, finishing with 26 points and 2 rebounds.  The Grizzlies shot 51% from the floor and 32% from 3-point range.  This was a team win, as the Grizzlies finished the game with 32 assists on 45 made baskets.  Memphis saw its largest lead at 21 points.

Recent Betting Trends:

Pelicans are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.

Pelicans are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.

The over is 10-0 in Pelicans last 10 games.   

Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.

Grizzlies are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.

The over is 12-6 in Grizzlies last 18 games.

The Pelicans have won 6 of the last 10 matchups against the Grizzlies.  The Grizzlies have a losing record at this point, but seem to have found their stride, as Memphis has won 7 in a row.  The Grizzlies success has been guided by rookie Ja Morant.  New Orleans has won 2 of 3, but have given up at least 132 points in 3 of their last 4 games.  The Grizzlies offense is rolling right now, I'll put stock in Memphis to continue this win streak.  Final score prediction, Grizzlies will win and cover, 124-118.

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Chris’s Pick MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.