Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 5, 2023

NBA Predictions

CJ McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans (40-39) enter their matchup against the Ja Morant-led Memphis Grizzlies (50-29) on April 5, 2023 as a 6-point favorite. A point total of 227.5 is set for the matchup.

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Odds

  • Pelicans odds to win: -248
  • Grizzlies odds to win: +203
  • Spread: Pelicans (-6)
  • Total: 227.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: BSNO and BSSE

Who Will Win Pelicans vs. Grizzlies?

Pelicans and Grizzlies Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Pelicans have a 10-5 record against the spread this season when favored by 6 points or more.

The Grizzlies are 1-3 against the spread when an underdog by 6 points or more this year.

These two teams average 230.9 points per game combined, 3.4 more than the over/under of 227.5.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 224.9 points per game, 2.6 fewer than the point total for this game.

The Pelicans’ average point total in outings this season is 226.5, 1.0 points below the over/under in this game.

The average point total for Memphis this year is 1.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

New Orleans is 38-40-1 against the spread this season.

The Grizzlies are 36-39-4 against the spread this season.

Pelicans Stats & Insights

The Pelicans outscore opponents by 1.9 points per game (scoring 114.2 points per game to rank 15th in the league while allowing 112.3 per contest to rank seventh in the NBA) and have a +145 scoring differential overall.

The Pelicans come out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 1.9 boards. They are pulling down 43.6 rebounds per game (12th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 41.7 per outing.

New Orleans connects on 10.9 three-pointers per game (23rd in the league) at a 36.3% rate (15th in the NBA), compared to the 12.2 per outing its opponents make while shooting 33.9% from beyond the arc.

The Pelicans average 111.7 points per 100 possessions (20th in the league), while giving up 109.9 points per 100 possessions (sixth in the NBA).

The Pelicans’ offense has been much better when playing at home (114.4 PPG) compared to road games (114 PPG). Similarly, their defense has been much better at home (109.5 PPG allowed) compared to away games (115.1 PPG allowed).

Grizzlies Stats & Insights

The Grizzlies’ +322 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 4.1 points per game) is a result of putting up 116.7 points per game (ninth in NBA) while giving up 112.6 per outing (11th in league).

Memphis is second in the league at 46.7 rebounds per game. That’s 2.3 more than the 44.4 its opponents average.

The Grizzlies knock down 12 three-pointers per game (15th in the league), while their opponents have made 12.8 on average.

The Grizzlies rank 16th in the NBA with 112.1 points scored per 100 possessions, and second defensively with 108.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home Memphis is putting up 119.8 points per game, 6.4 more than it is averaging away (113.4).

Pelicans Key Players to Watch

The active leader in points and assists for the Pelicans this season is McCollum, who scores 20.7 points and dishes out 5.8 assists per game.

Jonas Valanciunas contributes with 10.1 boards and 1.8 assists per game in addition to his 14.4 PPG scoring average.

McCollum leads active Pelicans in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Herbert Jones picks up 1.6 takeaways per game, while Valanciunas collects 0.6 rejections per contest.

Grizzlies Key Players to Watch

The Grizzlies go-to guy, Morant, leads active Grizzlies players in both scoring (26.4 points per game) and assists (8.1 assists per game).

This season, Jaren Jackson Jr. has a statline of 18 points, 0.9 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Desmond Bane makes 2.9 treys per game.

The Grizzlies’ defensive efforts get a boost from Tyus Jones’ one steal and Jackson’s three blocks per game.

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Grizzlies (+ 6)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (227.5)

  • Prediction:
    Grizzlies 115 – Pelicans 114

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