Pelicans vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/26

Pelicans vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/26

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

New Orleans, LA; December 26, 2023, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: MEM +4.5
Over/Under: 229.5


The Memphis Grizzlies, riding a three-game win streak and benefiting from the return of Ja Morant, face the New Orleans Pelicans on December 26, 2023, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. With an enticing +4.5 spread, this preview delves into team analyses, player performances, injuries, and a detailed prediction.

The Grizzlies, despite their overall record, have shown improvement recently, making this matchup against the Pelicans intriguing.


Team Analysis

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies, currently 13th in the Western Conference, have seen a resurgence with Ja Morant back in action. The team looks to extend its win streak and continue climbing the standings.

Player Spotlight: Desmond Bane

Desmond Bane leads the Grizzlies in points per game with an impressive average of 25.1. His sharpshooting skills and leadership on the court contribute significantly to the team's recent success.


New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans, positioned seventh in the Western Conference, aim to defend their home court. Brandon Ingram's stellar performances make them a formidable opponent at the Smoothie King Center.

Player Spotlight: Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram, averaging 23.1 points per game with a 50.1% field goal percentage, is a key player for the Pelicans. His scoring ability and versatility pose challenges for the opposing defense.




Marcus Smart is listed as a game-time decision for the Grizzlies, while Cody Zeller and Larry Nance Jr. are game-time decisions for the Pelicans.


Recent Performances

The Grizzlies have shown improvement with a three-game win streak, including a recent 125-119 victory against the Atlanta Hawks on December 23, 2023. On the other hand, the Pelicans faced a narrow 106-104 loss to the Houston Rockets on the same day.



The Memphis Grizzlies, buoyed by the return of Ja Morant and their recent winning streak, are poised to cover the +4.5 spread against the New Orleans Pelicans. With Desmond Bane leading the scoring and the team's improved performance, the Grizzlies are expected to keep the game competitive.

Look for the Grizzlies to not only cover the spread but potentially pull off an outright win, showcasing their resurgence in the Western Conference.

Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +4.5


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