Pelicans vs Grizzlies Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 25 (Pelicans Add Insult to Grizzlies' Injury)

Devon Platana
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Rusty Jones
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Pelicans vs Grizzlies Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
New Orleans Pelicans (11-7, 5-4 Away) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (10-8, 6-2 Home)
Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: FedExForum — Memphis, TN
Coverage: NBA TV

The 2022-23 NBA season has 14 games planned for Black Friday 2022, including a tilt between the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies. The Pelicans are the hotter team here, having won five of their last six games — including a one-sided 129-110 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, wins have been tough for the Grizzlies to come by lately, losing for of their last five outings. They're entering this game following a 113-109 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, leaving time to tell how head coach Taylor Jenkins gets his team back on the right path.

Pelicans vs Grizzlies Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NOP: (+122) | MEM: (-144)
Spread: NOP: +3 (-114) | MEM: -3 (-106)
Total: 227.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Grizzlies enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 227.5 points, which is around the middle of Friday's projected totals.

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Pelicans vs Grizzlies Prediction & Pick

The Grizzlies' rough patch began as soon as Desmond Bane injured his big toe. Since then, Memphis has had issues generating offense, averaging the sixth-fewest points (107.8 PPG) and second-worst field-goal percentage (42.3%) in the NBA.

While the Pelicans will also be without C.J. McCollum for health and safety reasons, their offense should be just fine. After all, New Orleans owns the league's third-best offense and still has names like Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas to handle most of the scoring duties.

On top of that, New Orleans has been victorious in seven of its last 11 games against Memphis. With the Grizzlies looking absolutely lost lately, I'm going with the Pelicans as the victors tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Pelicans: 113 | Grizzlies: 109

Pelicans vs Grizzlies Betting Trends

- New Orleans is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- Memphis is 1-4 straight up in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in six of New Orleans' last eight games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Memphis' last five home games.

Pelicans vs Grizzlies Best Bet

As for the best bet, I'm going with the Pelicans as 3-point underdogs on the spread. Not only are they the better team ahead of this collision, but they're also 8-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 11 games against the Grizzlies, who've failed to cover in four of their last five games.

The Pelicans are on fire right now, so don't expect the Grizzlies to slow them down.

Bet: Pelicans +3 (-114)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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