The Memphis Grizzlies will head to the Smoothie King Center on Wednesday night to take on the New Orleans Pelicans in an NBA Western Conference matchup. The Grizzlies are second in the West with a 50-29 record and are coming off a 119-109 home win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.
The Pelicans are sitting in eighth place in the West and trying to fight out of the play-in tournament as they have a 40-39 record. They are coming off Tuesday’s 121-103 home loss against the Sacramento Kings. This will be the fourth and final regular-season meeting between Memphis and New Orleans, with the Grizzlies winning two of the first three games.
Fixture: Memphis Grizzlies @ New Orleans Pelicans
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 5, 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Betting Odds
|Grizzlies||+175||+5.5 (-110)||Over 229 (-110)|
|Pelicans||-205||-5.5 (-110)||Under 229 (-110)|
|Dillon Brooks||Questionable||Hip Injury|
|Jake LaRavia||Questionable||Sore Right Calf|
No injuries to report
Memphis: PG Ja Morant, SG Desmond Bane, SF Dillon Brooks, PF Jaren Jackson Jr, C Xavier Tillman
New Orleans: PG CJ McCollum, SG Trey Murphy, SF Brandon Ingram, PF Herbert Jones, C Jonas Valunciunas
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Game Prediction
The Memphis Grizzlies are the better overall team, even if Dillon Brooks is forced to sit out of this game. Ja Morant has been an absolute unit against the Pelicans this year and should dominate here as he is averaging 30.3 points, 7.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game against them thus far. The Grizzlies have been red hot at covering the spread and are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Pelicans, so take the Memphis Grizzlies to cover the spread here.