Through 1 Quarter
We’ve seen some fireworks one quarter in as the Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans have combined for 64 points. a victory is still up for grabs for either team, but Memphis is up 33-31
Center Jonas Valanciunas has led the way so far for the Grizzlies, as he has 13 points along with four rebounds. New Orleans has been led by point guard Lonzo Ball, who so far has nine points and two assists.
Memphis @ New Orleans
Current Records: Memphis 9-8; New Orleans 9-12
What to Know
The New Orleans Pelicans are getting right back to it as they host the Memphis Grizzlies at 9 p.m. ET Feb. 6 at Smoothie King Center. New Orleans is out to stop a four-game streak of losses at home.
The Pelicans escaped with a win on Friday against the Indiana Pacers by the margin of a single free throw, 114-113. New Orleans’ small forward Brandon Ingram did his thing and had 30 points and seven assists in addition to six boards.
Meanwhile, Memphis received a tough blow on Thursday as they fell 115-103 to the Houston Rockets. One thing holding the Grizz back was the mediocre play of shooting guard Dillon Brooks, who did not have his best game: he played for 27 minutes with.
Barring any buzzer beaters, New Orleans is expected to win a tight contest Saturday. But bettors beware: they are only 3-7 against the spread when favored.
New Orleans’ win lifted them to 9-12 while Memphis’ defeat dropped them down to 9-8. We’ll see if New Orleans can repeat their recent success or if the Grizzlies bounce back and reverse their fortune.
How To WatchWhen: Saturday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: Smoothie King Center — New Orleans, LouisianaTV: Fox Sports – New OrleansFollow: CBS Sports AppOdds
The Pelicans are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Grizzlies, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Memphis have won ten out of their last 19 games against New Orleans.
Aug 03, 2020 – New Orleans 109 vs. Memphis 99Jan 31, 2020 – New Orleans 139 vs. Memphis 111Jan 20, 2020 – New Orleans 126 vs. Memphis 116Feb 09, 2019 – Memphis 99 vs. New Orleans 90Jan 21, 2019 – New Orleans 105 vs. Memphis 85Jan 07, 2019 – New Orleans 114 vs. Memphis 95Dec 07, 2018 – Memphis 107 vs. New Orleans 103Apr 04, 2018 – New Orleans 123 vs. Memphis 95Jan 20, 2018 – New Orleans 111 vs. Memphis 104Jan 10, 2018 – Memphis 105 vs. New Orleans 102Oct 18, 2017 – Memphis 103 vs. New Orleans 91Mar 21, 2017 – New Orleans 95 vs. Memphis 82Feb 15, 2017 – New Orleans 95 vs. Memphis 91Dec 05, 2016 – Memphis 110 vs. New Orleans 108Nov 02, 2016 – Memphis 89 vs. New Orleans 83Mar 11, 2016 – Memphis 121 vs. New Orleans 114Feb 01, 2016 – Memphis 110 vs. New Orleans 95Jan 18, 2016 – Memphis 101 vs. New Orleans 99Dec 01, 2015 – Memphis 113 vs. New Orleans 104