Grizzlies vs Pelicans: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 16, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (11-15) are 1-point underdogs as they try to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies (11-11) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at FedExForum. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on TNT. The over/under in the matchup is 230.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of February 16, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Grizzlies vs Pelicans Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 16

Grizzlies:
De’Anthony Melton: Day To Day (Shoulder),
Justise Winslow: Out (Hip),
Desmond Bane: Out (Personal),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
Killian Tillie: Day To Day (Foot)

Pelicans:
Josh Hart: Day To Day (Back)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Grizzlies (-1)
Total Pick Under (230)
Prediction Grizzlies 114, Pelicans 110

Both FanDuel and the model expect the Grizzlies to walk away with the win, but the model spread (3.5) is 2.5 points further in their direction.

The model predicts a total 5.5 points lower than the one set by FanDuel for this matchup.

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Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 14 18.4 2.2 8.0 0.9 0.3 0.9
Jonas Valanciunas 17 16.6 11.1 2.1 0.7 0.9 0.5
Dillon Brooks 22 15.7 3.3 2.7 1.4 0.4 1.9
Brandon Clarke 18 13.3 5.7 1.8 1.2 0.7 0.5
Kyle Anderson 22 13.2 6.3 3.8 1.0 0.8 1.6

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Ja Morant’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 18.5, 0.1 points greater than his season average of 18.4.
  • Jonas Valanciunas’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 28.5, 1.3 less than his season average of 29.8.
  • Grayson Allen’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.6 shots less than his season average of 2.1.
  • De’Anthony Melton’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.5 blocks lower than his season average of 1.0.

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 25 24.4 6.8 2.9 1.0 0.8 0.2
Brandon Ingram 26 24.0 5.4 4.7 0.6 1.0 2.5
Lonzo Ball 23 13.7 4.5 4.7 1.2 0.5 2.8
Eric Bledsoe 25 13.0 3.6 3.6 0.6 0.2 2.2
Nickeil Alexander-Walker 22 9.1 2.7 2.0 1.1 0.4 1.0

Pelicans Player Props

  • Zion Williamson’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 31.5, 2.6 lower than his season average of 34.1.
  • Lonzo Ball’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 1.6 higher than his season average of 22.9.
  • Ball’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 2.8.
  • Ball’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals greater than his season average of 1.2.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Grizzlies have a 46.7% shooting percentage from the field, which is the same percentage of shots the Pelicans’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Memphis is 8-2 against the spread and 8-2 overall when it shoots higher than 46.7% from the field.
  • New Orleans has a 9-5 record against the spread and a 10-4 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 46.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pelicans have shot at a 47.6% rate from the field this season, 0.2 percentage points greater than the 47.4% shooting opponents of the Grizzlies have averaged.
  • New Orleans has put together a 9-7 record against the spread and an 8-8 straight up record in games it shoots above 47.4% from the field.
  • This season, Memphis has a 10-4 record against the spread and a 9-5 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 47.6% from the field.
  • The Grizzlies’ 36.5% three-point shooting percentage this season is 2.5 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pelicans have shot from deep (39%).
  • Memphis has a 6-1 record against the spread and a 6-1 record overall when the team knocks down more than 39% of its three-point shots.
  • New Orleans is 8-3 against the spread and 9-2 overall when its opponents shoot better than 36.5% from deep.
  • The Pelicans shoot 35.8% from three-point distance this season. That’s 2.2 percentage points lower than the Grizzlies have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (38%).
  • New Orleans is 8-3 against the spread and 8-3 overall when shooting over 38% as a team from three-point range.
  • Memphis has a 7-2 ATS record and a 6-3 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 35.8% from three-point range.
  • The Grizzlies’ 11.5 made three-pointers per game this season are only 0.4 more made shots on average than the 11.1 per game the Pelicans allow.
  • Memphis is 7-1 against the spread and 6-2 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while New Orleans is 6-14 ATS and 6-15 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Grizzlies make the 23rd-most three-pointers in the league, while the Pelicans allow the most makes from beyond the arc.

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Grizzlies vs Pelicans Stat Rankings

Grizzlies Rank Grizzlies AVG Pelicans AVG Pelicans Rank
18th 111.3 Points Scored 109 13th
10th 111 Points Allowed 113.9 23rd
18th 44.3 Rebounds 44.4 3rd
8th 11 Off. Rebounds 11.2 1st
23rd 11.5 3pt Made 11.1 22nd
1st 28.6 Assists 23.7 18th
14th 13.5 Turnovers 13 13th

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