Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/13/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 13, 2021
Venue:  Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Where to Watch:  BSNO

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Grizzlies NL, Pelicans NL; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Grizzlies NL, Pelicans NL; Over/Under:  NL points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Grizzlies -2.5, Pelicans +2.5; Over/Under:  NL points
 

Season Record

Memphis Grizzlies:  6-5 (2nd place, Southwest Division)
New Orleans Pelicans:  1-11 (5th place, Southwest Division)
 
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Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Memphis Grizzlies:  5-5 last 10
New Orleans Pelicans:  1-9 last 10
 
 
 

Memphis Grizzlies Analysis

The Grizzlies are coming into this game with a 6-5 record overall and they are 2-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games with their last win coming against the Minnesota Timberwolves while their 2 losses came against the Washington Wizards and the Charlotte Hornets in their last game. Ja Morant went off in that game as he led his team in points with 32 while Dillon Brooks off the bench was next on the team with 20 points. Morant also led the team in assists in that game with 8 while Steven Adams led the team in rebounds with 13. Their shooting was bad in that game as they were 42.5% from the field, 23.7% with their 3-pointers, and 60% from the free throw line.. Their offense is averaging 109.7 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 114.2 PPG against them. The Grizzlies have an ATS record of 7-4 this season and their O/U record is 5-6.
 
 

New Orleans Pelicans Analysis

The Pelicans are coming into this game with a 1-11 record overall and they are 0-5 in their home games this season. Their last win came against the Minnesota Timberwolves and they have gone on an 8 game losing streak since then with losses coming against the Atlanta Hawks, the Sacramento Kings, the New York Knicks, the Phoenix Suns, the Kings again, the Golden State Warriors, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Oklahoma City Thunder in their last game. Nickeil Alexander-Walker went off in that game as he led his team in points with 33 while Jonas Valanciunas was next on the team with 25 points. Garrett Temple led the team in assists in that game with 5 while Valanciunas led the team in rebounds with 15. Their shooting was bad in that game as they were 35.1% from the field, 25.7% with their 3-pointers, and 71.9% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 100.5 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 111.9 PPG against them. The Pelicans have an ATS record of 4-8 this season and their O/U record is 3-9.
 
 

 

Grizzlies vs Pelicans Prediction

The Pelicans are coming into this game as a 2.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to the bookmakers. The Grizzlies have been playing well but recently they have started to fade a bit losing a few games and they have been relying on Ja Morant too much to carry the team in their games. The Pelicans have just 1 win and have lost 8 games straight, they are also winless at home so far. They are going to be desperate to make something happen here at home and get their first home win and second win of the season. They are catching the Grizzlies at a good time with the way they have been playing recently. The best bet to place in this game is on the Pelicans to cover the spread here.
 
Grizzlies Pelicans Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Saturday, November 13, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Pelicans 107 Grizzlies 101.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Memphis Grizzlies: 849-816 ATS in all games. 321-314 ATS as a road underdog. 420-411 ATS in road games. 221-204 ATS when playing 6 or less games in 14 days.
New Orleans Pelicans: 775-779 ATS in all games. 388-389 ATS in home games. 115-129 ATS in November games. 263-283 ATS in the first half of the season. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Memphis Grizzlies:   Y. Pons (SF) Prob Fri - Ankle injury. K. Tillie (PF) Out Fri - Back injury. S. Adams (C) Ques Fri - Ankle injury. D. Brooks (SG) Out Fri - Hand injury. Z. Williams (SF) Ques Fri - Wrist injury.
New Orleans Pelicans:  N. Marshall (PF) Ques Fri - Knee injury. B. Ingram (SF) Out indefinitely - Hip injury. D. Hommes (SF) Out indefinitely - Calf injury. Z. Williamson (PF) Late Nov - Foot injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We missed open shots. Shot 23% from 3. … I feel like we had a lot of great looks. Just didn't go down." - Ja Morant on their loss against the Hornets on Wednesday night.
 
 
"We've all got to be better. I know that sounds like a broken record, but we're not going to give up." - Jonas Valanciunas on their loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Memphis Grizzlies
PG    Ja Morant
SG    De'Anthony Melton
SF    Desmond Bane
PF     Jaren Jackson Jr.
C    Steven Adams
 
New Orleans Pelicans
PG     Devonte' Graham
SG     Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF     Herbert Jones
PF     Naji Marshall 
C     Jonas Valanciunas
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Memphis Grizzlies
PPG: J. Morant (26.5)
APG: J. Morant (7.3)
Reb/G: S. Adams (8.7)
 
New Orleans Pelicans
PPG: B. Ingram (25)
APG: D. Graham (5.5)
Reb/G: J. Valanciunas (14)
 
Coaches:
Memphis Grizzlies: Taylor Jenkins (3rd season)
New Orleans Pelicans: Willie Green (1st season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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