Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans: 2/16/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 16, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (11-15) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they hit the road to take on the Memphis Grizzlies (11-11) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at FedExForum as just 1-point underdogs. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on TNT. The matchup’s point total is 230.

Betting Information

Grizzlies vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Grizzlies -1 -105 -115 230 -110 -110
Place a bet on Memphis Grizzlies or the New Orleans Pelicans for Tuesday’s game.

Head to Head

New Orleans has come out on top in eight of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Memphis. The Pelicans have an advantage against the spread as well (4-0) when playing the Grizzlies.

Grizzlies vs Pelicans in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Grizzlies Pelicans -1 227 -115 -106 Regular Season 118-109 NO
8/3/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -5 236.5 -201 165 Regular Season 109-99 NO
1/31/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -7.5 241.5 -336 260 Regular Season 139-111 NO
1/20/2020 Grizzlies Grizzlies -3 241.5 -145 123 Regular Season 126-116 NO
2/9/2019 Grizzlies Regular Season 99-90 MEM
1/21/2019 Grizzlies Regular Season 105-85 NO
1/7/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 114-95 NO
12/7/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 107-103 MEM
4/4/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 123-95 NO
1/20/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 111-104 NO
  • 1/31/2020 DNP – Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr., Brandon Clarke
  • 1/20/2020 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • Grizzlies Betting Information

    • Memphis has been good against the spread this season, posting an 11-10-1 record.
    • When favored by at least 1 points, the Grizzlies have struggled to a 3-5-1 record ATS this season.
    • Memphis and its opponents have combined to cover the total in 11 of 22 games this year (50%).
    Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies to win the NBA Championship.

    Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 12-15 ATS.
    • When they play as at least 1-point underdogs, the Pelicans have a record ATS of 4-9.
    • In most of New Orleans’ games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (17 out of 27 games, 63%).
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Grizzlies and their opponents have combined to put up more than 230 points in 40.9% of their games this year (nine of 22 opportunities).
    • New Orleans and its opponents have combined to score more than 230 points in 44.4% of their games this season (12 of 27 chances).
    • The Grizzlies and the Pelicans combine to average 5.7 fewer points per game than the over/under of 230 set for this matchup.
    • The Grizzlies and the Pelicans have seen their opponents average a combined 5.1 fewer points per game than the point total of 230 set for this game.
    • The Grizzlies’ average point total in outings this year is 222.3, 7.7 points below the over/under in this game.
    • The average over/under in Pelicans games this year is 3.4 less points than the point total of 230 in this outing.
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    Grizzlies Leaders

    • Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in points and assists. He scores 18.4 points per game while tacking on 8.0 assists.
    • Jonas Valanciunas paces Memphis with 11.1 rebounds per game.
    • Grayson Allen knocks down 2.1 threes per game to lead the Grizzlies.
    • Memphis’ steals leader is Dillon Brooks, who grabs 1.4 per game. De’Anthony Melton leads the team averaging 1.0 block a game.

    Pelicans Leaders

    • The Pelicans leader in scoring is Zion Williamson with 24.4 points per game. He also adds 6.8 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per game.
    • Steven Adams (9.2 rebounds per game) and Lonzo Ball (4.7 assists per game) are the New Orleans leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • Ball makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pelicans, cashing in 2.8 treys per game.
    • Nobody on New Orleans grabs more steals than Ball (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Brandon Ingram (1.0 per game).
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