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4 MUST-BET Pelicans vs. Grizzlies NBA Player Props & Betting Picks Today | 3/8/22

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The Grizzlies’ return home is just what they need following one of their worst losses across this season. Memphis not only blew a double-digit lead to the Rockets but handed Houston its first win in 13 games. Ja Morant was decent, helped by Steven Adams and Desmond Bane, but it was an awful loss for a playoff-bound Grizzlies team. Besides the team waiting on Dillon Brooks to return from a longer absence due to injury, the Grizzlies are healthy heading into tonight’s game. Memphis has won six of 10 but is just three ahead of the Mavericks in the loss column.

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The Pelicans are also trying to shake off the bad feeling of a loss, and like Memphis, also blew a double-digit lead in the process. The difference is competition, as the Pelicans dropped their lead to the Nuggets. Still, C.J. McCollum played well, as did Jonas Valanciunas, but Brandon Ingram‘s 38 points were not enough to hold the lead. The loss was the team’s first in four games, but New Orleans remains streaky, winning just five of their last 10. No new injuries to keep an eye on for the Pelicans, as both teams are as healthy heading into the game.

Make sure to keep checking OddsShopper, as the status of players can change by the minute. It has everything necessary for NBA betting today. Let’s get into some of the best NBA bets and player props today for the Pelicans vs. Grizzlies

NBA Player Props & Picks Today | Pelicans vs. Grizzlies

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Venue:
FedEx Forum– Memphis, Tenn.
Coverage: TNT

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Grizzlies – 5.5: -110 (FanDuel)

Memphis scores and the Pelicans struggle on offense. That is what this game will ultimately come down to at the final buzzer. The Pelicans will fight, and probably hold a lead earlier in the night, but they do not have enough balanced scoring power to stick around late in the game. Memphis is 4th in the NBA in average scoring per night, which is a considerable increase to the Pelicans sitting at 22nd in league average. Despite having top-heavy firepower like Ingram and McCollum, the Pelicans cannot afford for one to have an off-night shooting.

Granted, it was a loss, but the Grizzlies saw two other guys outside of Morant score more points against the Grizzlies. Neither team has any major defensive advantage in giving up points, so the specific matchups of players will prove too much for New Orleans. OddsShopper allows any bettor to find the best number across the board, like dropping this line by a hook and keeping it below two full possessions.

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Brandon Clarke Under 5.5 Rebounds: -116 (FanDuel)

According to OddsShopper, this has the third-best xROI on any player prop in this game. Clarke props are not going to be available at every book, so using OddsShopper is essential in finding smaller-market player props. Awesemo’s free projection has Clarke finishing with just 4.6 rebounds, nearly a full board below the book’s total. OddsShopper has a 34% xROI and a 69% chance of this prop staying under. Clarke has gone over this total just one time in his last five games and should find it a little tougher to clean the glass against the Pelicans.

The highest xROI play on the board in this game is Clarke nailing one 3 at +1100 on DraftKings.


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Jaren Jackson Jr. Same Game Parlay: +186 (FanDuel)

Using OddsShopper to find value on a single-player prop is great and should be the first step in approaching any plays. In this case, using OddsShopper to combine two solid plays to form an SGP is even better. The first leg is Jaren Jackson Jr. Over 1.5 Made 3’s as OddsShopper has a 52% xWIN combined with a 24% xROI. Awesemo has Jackson finishing with 1.7 – so there is a risk. The books are giving this away solo at plus money, but there is an opportunity to push the return even higher.

The second leg is Jaren Jackson Jr. 15+ Points as the two are correlated to maximize the chance of hitting the bet. Awesemo has Jackson projected for 17 points and OddsShopper has a 64% chance of hitting this leg.

Ja Morant Under 5.5 Rebounds: +105 (BetMGM)

This might be a case of being saved by the hook, but the matchup against bigger guards helps Morant stay under this number. OddsShopper has a 59% chance of this prop staying under the rebound total and a 20% xROI on the bet. Awesemo’s free projection for Morant has him finishing with 5.2 rebounds. The projections have him falling on five rebounds more often than six, as he has gone three straight games – 4 of his last 5 – finishing under 5.5 boards .

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