The Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans duke it out at the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday.
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The Memphis Grizzlies will be looking to build on their current four-game win streak after blowing past the Spurs by 104-96 on Saturday. Mike Conley led the way with 19 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Zach Randolph added 18 points off the bench while Marc Gasol chipped in with 16 points and seven assists as the Grizzlies poured on 60 points in the second half to sneak past the red-hot Spurs. With the win, Memphis improved to 40-30 on the season which is currently good for seventh place in the Western Conference standings.
Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans have won four of their last five games and they will be gunning for a third straight win after taking down the Timberwolves in a 123-109 win on Sunday. Anthony Davis continued his great form with a team-high 28 points on 11 of 16 shooting, Jordan Crawford added 22 points off the bench, Jrue Holiday added 21 points while DeMarcus Cousins chipped in with 15 points as the Pelicans dominated the second half by 75-55 to run away with the victory. As a team, the Pelicans shot 55 percent from the field and 14 of 30 from the three-point line. With the win, New Orleans improved to 29-41 on the season and 18-18 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record, 1-8 ATS in their last nine games playing on two days’ rest and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games, 5-0-1 ATS in their last six against the Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New Orleans. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
The Pelicans are starting to really string together some wins and they’ll be high on confidence following their big win over the Timberwolves, but I’m sticking with the Grizzlies who impressed me in their win over the Spurs. This one should be a close contest, but I have the Grizzlies pulling off the minor upset and finishing on top.