- The New Orleans Pelicans are favored over the Memphis Grizzlies with -180 odds.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies game should be circled on every NBA fan and every bettor’s calendar as it marks the second meeting between rookie sensations, Zion Williamson and Ja Morant.
Legal sports betting sites are currently favoring the number one overall pick, Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans to win.
Grizzlies Vs. Pelicans
- Spread: NOLA -4.5
- Moneyline: MEM (+160) vs. NOLA (-180)
- Total: 237 Points
This game should be a close one as both teams are yet to mark themselves in the win column since the start of the NBA bubble.
The Grizzlies are currently sitting in the eighth seed in the Western Conference while the Pelicans are 3.5 games out. With that being said, the Pelicans will do anything they can in order to close the gap and make the playoffs.
These two have faced off twice before where New Orleans took both games by a double-digit margin and in one of those games, Williamson did not even play. The Pelicans have a more well-rounded team here as they are able to match up with the Grizzlies at every position which is another reason as to why their odds are favored.
Something else to look at when betting on the Pelicans to win is that the Grizzlies have struggled to secure their playoff berth being that they have lost their first two bubble games.
With that being said, bettors can take Zion and the Pels’ NBA odds over the Grizzlies.
Looking at the spread, the Pelicans should not have any problem beating the spread here. In their first two meetings, they easily beat the spread as they won by double-digits.
Also, in their last 10 wins, they have beat the spread each and every time. Bettors can take the easy way out here and bet on the Pelicans to beat the spread for easy money.
The over/under of 237 might seem a little high, but bettors should not act so fast on the under.
In both of their previous meetings, the over was hit both times. Despite that fact that the over was hit in just two of their last 10 games, the fact that they were able to hit it twice against each other in their last games should be enough reason to bet on the over.
The game tips off at 6:30 p.m. EST and can be seen on ESPN.
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