Through 1 Quarter
The Memphis Grizzlies are flexing their muscles against the New Orleans Pelicans, showing why they were favored to win all along. Memphis is way out in front after one quarter with a 37-27 lead over New Orleans.
The Grizzlies have been relying on center Steven Adams, who has eight points and two assists along with five rebounds, and point guard Tyus Jones, who has five points and four assists. A double-double would be Adams’ third in a row.
The Pelicans haven’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to four points or fewer.
Memphis @ New Orleans
Current Records: Memphis 40-18; New Orleans 23-34
What to Know
The Memphis Grizzlies are staying on the road on Tuesday to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 15 at Smoothie King Center. The Grizzlies know how to get points on the board — the squad has finished with flashy point totals in its past five matchups — so hopefully New Orleans likes a good challenge.
Memphis was able to grind out a solid victory over the Charlotte Hornets this past Saturday, winning 125-118. Memphis’ success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but shooting guard Desmond Bane led the charge as he had 25 points and five assists.
A well-balanced attack led New Orleans over the Toronto Raptors every single quarter on their way to victory on Monday. New Orleans was the clear victor by a 120-90 margin over Toronto. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Pelicans had established a 94-69 advantage. It was another big night for their shooting guard CJ McCollum, who shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with 23 points and five assists.
The Grizzlies are the favorite in this one, with an expected 5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a five-game streak of ATS wins.
The wins brought Memphis up to 40-18 and New Orleans to 23-34. Two offensive stats to keep an eye on: Memphis ranks fourth in the league when it comes to points per game, with 113.6 on average. On the other end of the spectrum, New Orleans is stumbling into the contest with the fifth fewest points per game in the league, having accrued only 106.1 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against the Pelicans.
How To Watch
When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Smoothie King Center — New Orleans, LouisianaTV: Bally Sports – New OrleansOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $6.00
The Grizzlies are a 5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Grizzlies, as the game opened with the Grizzlies as a 2.5-point favorite.
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New Orleans have won 12 out of their last 23 games against Memphis.
Nov 13, 2021 – New Orleans 112 vs. Memphis 101May 10, 2021 – Memphis 115 vs. New Orleans 110Feb 16, 2021 – New Orleans 144 vs. Memphis 113Feb 06, 2021 – New Orleans 118 vs. Memphis 109Aug 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
Injury Report for New Orleans
Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Knee)Kira Lewis Jr.: Out for the Season (Knee)
Injury Report for Memphis
Xavier Tillman: Out (Thigh)Ja Morant: Out (Ankle)Yves Pons: Out (Thigh)Dillon Brooks: Out (Ankle)