Pelicans vs. Grizzlies NBA expert prediction and odds for Monday, Feb. 12 (Bet on NOLA)

Betting odds, pick and prediction for the New Orleans Pelicans-Memphis Grizzlies matchup in the NBA on Monday.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson. / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans are favored on the road on Monday night when they the Southwest Division leaders take on an injury-riddled Memphis Grizzlies team. 

The Grizzlies have struggled as home underdogs this season, going 6-10 ATS and losing those games by an average margin of 9.3 points per game.

Can the team turn that around tonight?

New Orleans would love to pick up another win in a close Western Conference race, but the team may not have Zion Williamson (questionable) who missed the team’s last game. 

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Pelicans vs. Grizzlies odds, spread and total


  • Pelicans -9 (-110)
  • Grizzlies +9 (-110)


  • Pelicans: -380
  • Grizzlies: +300


  • 222 (Over -110/Under –110)

Odds courtesy of Bet365. 

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies how to watch

  • Date: Monday, Feb. 12
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: FedExForum
  • How to watch (TV): Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports New Orleans
  • Pelicans record: 31-22
  • Grizzlies record: 18-35

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies injury reports

Pelicans injury report

  • Dyson Daniels – out
  • Dereon Seabron – out
  • Zion Williamson – questionable
  • Cody Zeller – questionable

Grizzlies injury report

  • Desmond Bane – out
  • Ja Morant – out
  • Brandon Clarke – out
  • Marcus Smart – out
  • Jake LaRavia – out
  • Derrick Rose – doubtful
  • Ziaire Williams – doubtful

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies key players to watch

New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson: Williamson missed the team’s last game against Portland, but he’s been great as of late when he’s been able to suit up. The former No. 1 overall pick has scored at least 21 points in five of his last six games, averaging 24.8 points per game over that stretch. 

Memphis Grizzlies

Jaren Jackson Jr.: With so many players banged up for Memphis, JJJ is going to have to lead the Grizzlies on offense. Over his last 11 games, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year is averaging 26.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. 

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies prediction and pick

I lean with the Pelicans (5-7 against the spread as road favorites) to cover in this game despite a shaky record in this position.

Memphis is coming off an outright loss to the Charlotte Hornets, who didn’t have LaMelo Ball in that game and have been downright awful all season long. 

New Orleans has not been great covering the spread as a favorite – although it has been as an underdog – but this is a favorable matchup with a Memphis team down several starters. 

Unfortunately for the Pelicans, they ran into this Memphis team twice in the limited games that Morant played this season, losing both of those matchups. However, the team won the first meeting in Memphis by seven points with Bane healthy. 

I think with the Grizz down several players, New Orleans is the side to bet. 

Pick: Pelicans -9 (-110)

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