Pelicans vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/19

Pelicans vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/19

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

New Orleans, LA; Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. EST

Spread: NO -6.5
Over/Under: 232.5


The struggling Memphis Grizzlies (6-18) are set to face the New Orleans Pelicans (16-11) at the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. EST. In this comprehensive preview, we'll analyze team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a final prediction.


Team Analysis

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies, currently at the bottom of the Southwest Standings, have faced challenges this season with a 6-18 record. Despite their struggles, the return of Ja Morant provides a boost to their offensive capabilities.

Player Spotlight: D. Bane

Desmond Bane, the Grizzlies' leading scorer, averages 24.9 points per game with an impressive 46.8% field goal percentage. Bane's offensive prowess contributes to the potential high-scoring nature of this matchup.


New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans, currently second in the Southwest Standings, have a solid 16-11 record. With home-court advantage, they aim to capitalize on the Grizzlies' struggles and secure another victory.

Player Spotlight: B. Ingram

Brandon Ingram, the Pelicans' leading scorer, contributes 23.1 points per game with a remarkable 49.6% field goal percentage. Ingram's offensive efficiency adds to the potential for a high-scoring game.



The Grizzlies have several players listed as out, including Bismack Biyombo, Kenneth Lofton Jr., Luke Kennard, Derrick Rose, and Marcus Smart, impacting their roster depth. For the Pelicans, Naji Marshall is listed as questionable for the game.



With Ja Morant returning for the Grizzlies and offensive talents like Bane and Ingram on display, the prediction is for the Over of 232.5 points to be the pick in this matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Expect a high-scoring game, with Desmond Bane leading the Grizzlies and Brandon Ingram spearheading the Pelicans. The return of Ja Morant for the Grizzlies enhances their offensive capabilities, making the Over of 232.5 points a favorable pick.


Pick: Over 232.5 Points


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