7:10 pm
November 13

Grizzlies @ Pelicans

Who will WIN this matchup?

Memphis Grizzlies (6-6)

@ New Orleans Pelicans (1-12)


Current odds:

Memphis Grizzlies: (-160)

New Orleans Pelicans: (+140)


The spread for the game is Memphis by 3.5 points.

The Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans each lost to one of the hottest teams in the NBA on Friday night. The Grizzlies were dominated by the Phoenix Suns, who won their seventh consecutive game, 119-94 in Memphis. The Pelicans rallied to take a brief fourth-quarter lead before falling at home to Brooklyn, 120-112, the Nets’ seventh victory in eight games.

Memphis has been much more competitive than New Orleans this season, compiling a .500 record whereas the Pelicans have won just one game and have lost nine in a row. But New Orleans went toe-to-toe with Brooklyn while the Grizzlies were uncompetitive against the Suns. The Grizzlies never led against Phoenix, trailed by double digits from late in the first quarter on and saw the deficit reach 38 points in the third quarter.

New Orleans, which has yet to win at home, fought back from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to take a three-point lead in the fourth quarter before James Harden took over at the end for the Nets. “I thought our competitiveness went to another level,” New Orleans coach Willie Green said of the fourth-quarter surge. “We started the game competing, had somewhat of a drop-off in the third quarter and then we just took it to another level.

New Orleans hopes that leading scorer Brandon Ingram can return from a seven-game absence due to a hip contusion. He returned to practice Thursday and participated in the shoot-around Friday before being declared out shortly before tip-off.

StreakSmarter Pick
Memphis Grizzlies