New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 8

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 08, 2022, 5:15 PM
  • The Grizzlies (41-20) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 231.5 points
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7:30pm EST
  • Watch the game on TNT

The New Orleans Pelicans visit FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30pm EST in Memphis.

The Grizzlies are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Pelicans are 32-31 against the spread, while the Grizzlies are 43-23 against the spread.

The Pelicans vs Grizzlies Over/Under is 231.5 total points for the game.


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Pelicans vs. Grizzlies Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
New Orleans Pelicans+5.5 -110O 231.5 -110180
Memphis Grizzlies -5.5 -110U 231.5 -110-225

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 32-31 against the Spread (-2.15 Units / -3.05% ROI)
  • 27-37 against the Moneyline (+2.75 Units / 3.51% ROI)
  • 26-38 against the Over for game total points (-15.75 Units / -22.39% ROI)
  • 38-26 against the Under for game total points (+9.4 Units / 13.34% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 27 of their last 38 games (+14.93 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the Moneyline in 24 of their last 45 games (+14.60 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 39 of their last 64 games (+12.67 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 38 of their last 62 games (+12.56 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 24 of their last 36 games (+11.84 Units / 30% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 24 of their last 64 games (-18.65 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 62 games (-18.53 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 16 of their last 45 games (-16.71 Units / -33% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Game Total Over in 26 of their last 64 games (-15.75 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 11 of their last 36 games (-15.43 Units / -39% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Grizzlies have gone:

  • 43-23 against the Spread (+17.7 Units / 24.38% ROI)
  • 44-22 against the Moneyline (+12.9 Units / 8.47% ROI)
  • 33-30 against the Over for game total points (+0 Units / 0% ROI)
  • 30-33 against the Under for game total points (-6.3 Units / -8.67% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the 1H Moneyline in 39 of their last 47 games (+30.57 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the 1H Spread in 38 of their last 53 games (+22.75 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the Spread in 43 of their last 66 games (+17.70 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the 1Q Spread in 35 of their last 53 games (+14.80 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the 2Q Spread in 31 of their last 47 games (+14.53 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the Team Total Under in 20 of their last 53 games (-15.69 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the Moneyline in 3 of their last 7 games (-12.75 Units / -36% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 29 of their last 66 games (-11.72 Units / -16% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 52 games (-9.76 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 27 of their last 63 games (-8.20 Units / -12% ROI)

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New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Memphis Grizzlies: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Grizzlies are 13-5 (.722) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .514

The Grizzlies are 30-10 (.750) when scoring more second chance points than their opponent this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .535

The Grizzlies are 14-7 (.667) when allowing 15 or more second chance points this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .468

The Grizzlies are 30-14 (.682) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .508

Injury Report: Grizzlies vs. Pelicans - Tuesday's Game, Mar. 08

  • Dillon Brooks (Grizzlies): Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said Brooks is on track to return in early March.
  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Memphis Grizzlies Offensive Stats & Trends

The Grizzlies have averaged 11.9 offensive rebounds per game (1,418 rebounds/119 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

The Grizzlies had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.1 (951 assists/ 453 TOs) in the second half last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Grizzlies have made 11.0 three-pointers per game this season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Grizzlies have averaged 13.1 offensive rebounds per game (615 rebounds/47 games) this season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

Memphis Grizzlies Defensive Stats & Trends

The Grizzlies have averaged 10.0 steals per game (472 steals/47 games) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Grizzlies have 472 steals this season — most among NBA teams

The Grizzlies have averaged 9.6 steals per game (545 steals/57 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Grizzlies have 1,127 steals since the start of the 2020-21 season — most among NBA teams


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