Against The Spread Pick
The New Orleans Pelicans are banged up, but they are still finding ways to win games. They have seven players listed on the injury report heading into this game with the Grizzlies. J.J. Redick has been banged up the last couple of weeks but is expected to play in this game which is good news. In the last game against the Clippers, even though the Pelicans lost he had 19 points. The Grizzlies come into this game having won seven straight, but they struggled a bit in their last game against the Cavaliers which caused them to not cover the spread. The Pelicans are averaging 122.6 points per game over the last five and that will be enough for them in this game. Back the Pelicans to cover the spread in this game.
Over Under Pick
If you like scoring, make sure to tune into this game because there is going to be plenty of it. Over the last five games both of these teams are scoring plenty of points. Over the last five games the Pelicans are averaging 122.6 points while the Grizzlies are averaging 121.8. During the same stretch, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up 125 points per game. This should be an up-tempo game with both teams doing a lot of scoring at will. The over is 11-0 in the Pelicans last 11 games overall. The over is 9-3 in the Grizzlies last 12 home games. Back the over with a lot of confidence.