Pelicans vs. Grizzlies: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 12, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 11, 2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (31-22) visit the Memphis Grizzlies (18-35) on February 12, 2024 at FedExForum. The Grizzlies are underdogs by a 9.5-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. A 221.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

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Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Pelicans -9.5 221.5

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Injury Report as of February 12

Pelicans: Cody Zeller: Questionable (Knee), Zion Williamson: Questionable (Foot), Dyson Daniels: Out (Knee)

Grizzlies: Marcus Smart: Out (Finger), Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee), Ja Morant: Out (Shoulder), Brandon Clarke: Out (Achilles), Desmond Bane: Out (Ankle), Jake LaRavia: Out (Ankle), Ziaire Williams: Questionable (Hand), Chimezie Metu: Doubtful (Trade Pending)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Grizzlies (+9.5)
Total Pick Over (221.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Stat Rankings

Pelicans Avg. (Rank) Grizzlies Avg. (Rank)
116.5 (13th) Points Scored 107.1 (30th)
112.4 (9th) Points Allowed 113.4 (12th)
44.2 (9th) Rebounds 41.7 (24th)
10.9 (13th) Off. Rebounds 10.1 (21st)
12.1 (18th) 3pt Made 13.7 (8th)
27.0 (12th) Assists 25.2 (23rd)
12.6 (13th) Turnovers 13.9 (23rd)

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Pelicans Key Players

Zion Williamson 42 22.3 5.5 4.8 1 0.5 0.1
Brandon Ingram 49 21.6 5.1 5.8 0.8 0.6 1.4
CJ McCollum 39 19.1 4.3 4.7 1.1 0.8 3.4
Jonas Valančiūnas 53 13.9 9.5 2.3 0.5 1 0.6
Trey Murphy III 28 12.8 3.7 1.6 0.6 0.4 2.5

Grizzlies Key Players

Jaren Jackson Jr. 49 22.3 5.5 2.1 1 1.6 1.8
Scotty Pippen Jr. 7 11.1 3.4 4.3 1.1 0.4 1.6
Gregory Jackson 20 10.7 3.6 0.9 0.6 0.6 1.7
Santi Aldama 41 10.7 5.7 2 0.7 0.7 1.7
Luke Kennard 25 10.5 3 3.1 0.4 0 2.7

Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Pelicans are 30-22-1 this year.
  • Against the spread as 9.5-point favorites or more, New Orleans is 3-1.
  • The Pelicans have played 53 games this season, and 25 of them have gone over the total.
  • New Orleans’ games have finished with more than 221.5 points 40 times so far this year.
  • The total for this game is 221.5, 7.5 points fewer than the average total in Pelicans games thus far this season.
  • The Grizzlies have beaten the spread 24 times in 53 games.
  • As a 9.5-point underdog or more, Memphis is 6-5 against the spread.
  • Out of 53 Grizzlies games so far this year, 23 have hit the over.
  • There have been 25 Memphis’ games this season with more than 221.5 points scored.
  • Games involving the Grizzlies this year have averaged 220.5 points per game, a 1.0-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.

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