On Tuesday night, the Memphis Grizzlies (9-5, 4-4 on the road) will visit the New Orleans Pelicans (7-6, 3-2 at home) at the Smoothie King Center in the Big Easy. This should be an exciting game between two of the most exciting young teams in the West. The game is set to start at 7:30 PM ET. You can watch this event on TNT.
The Grizz just lost to the Wizards, but Bane and Ja Morant were both out. The Pels, on the other hand, beat the Houston Rockets to get above .500 for now.
Grizzlies vs Pelicans Odds
|Memphis Grizzlies||+2 (-110)||+114||OFF|
|New Orleans Pelicans||-2 (-110)||-134||OFF|
Odds from OKBET as of November 14.
The Pels are favored by two points, and the moneyline odds are set at -134. The final score for Memphis is +114.
During the previous season, the Grizzlies were dominant against the Pelicans, winning three of their four matchups against them by an average of 19.6 points. However, NOLA will be a very different squad in 2022-2023, and as a result, we may anticipate this match to be a little bit more competitive.
Grizzlies will go extinct
With Morant and Bane playing well together, Memphis has so far lived up to expectations. Ja averages 28.8 points, 7.8 assists, and 6.8 rebounds per game, while Bane has significantly improved, averaging 24.7 points, 4.9 boards, and 4.8 assists while shooting an incredible 45% from beyond the arc. He will almost probably miss Tuesday’s game due to a heel injury, but JJJ could play. That may be really significant.
The Grizzlies lost to Washington by 10 points on Sunday, so they were certainly not themselves. There just wasn’t any serious offensive driving force without Morant and Bane. With 19 points, Dillon Brooks took the lead, while Tyus Jones added 17.
Although Taylor Jenkins’ team had some promising moments, the Wizards never stopped responding. Memphis also let them to make 48% of their three-pointers, which undoubtedly had an impact on the result. Ja’s return will provide the floor an immediate lift on both ends.
Zion Will He Play?
Zion Williamson of the Pelicans is already making an impact, but it looks he hurt his foot against the Rockets on Saturday. Given that this is the first game in a back-to-back, it’s likely that NOLA will give him the night off out of caution.
The other night, though, Zion was outstanding, scoring a team-high 26 points in just 35 minutes of play while shooting 8 of 9 from the floor. Additionally, Larry Nance and Brandon Ingram scored 20 points or more. The Pels didn’t have their best shooting night, but they made the most of Houston’s really shoddy play on the court.
The team led by Stephen Silas made 26 mistakes, which led to 32 points for New Orleans. Additionally, Willie Green’s side outscored the Rockets 33-19 in the fourth quarter to pull away. The lone player listed on the injury report for Tuesday’s game is Williamson.
Pelicans vs Grizzlies Prediction
Each of these clubs has a strong bench. My money is on the Grizzlies to win this one, and it doesn’t matter if Zion plays or not. Because of their recent success against New Orleans, there is reason to assume that a victory is possible, especially considering that the Pelicans have not shown much consistency thus far in the season.
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