NBA New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies Same Game Parlay picks: Ja Morant leaps over Pelicans at +707 odds

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum.
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It’s a matchup between a couple of playoff-bound Western Conference rivals as the New Orleans Pelicans head to Memphis to face the Grizzlies. You can watch the game live from 8:00 pm ET on NBA TV as part of their doubleheader. I’ve prepared a Same Game Parlay to make things a little more interesting.

Don’t forget to check our NBA predictions for picks on the side and total for tonight’s 14-game slate. Let’s get into it.

Memphis Grizzlies 1–10 win margin (+180)

Ja Morant 2+ threes (-200)

Brandon Ingram over 23.5 points (-106)

Same Game Parlay odds: +707

Memphis Grizzlies 1–10 win margin (+180)

The Pelicans won the first meeting of the season by 11 points at home, now it’s time for the Grizzlies to get one back. C.J. McCollum torched the Grizzlies for 30 points and 9 assists in that game, he won’t be playing tonight which is a big blow to the ambitions of the road team. New Orleans is in solid form with 5 wins over the last 6 games, but winning at Memphis has been a tough task over the years – they are just 4-11 SU in their last 15 visits to FedEx Forum. Memphis has struggled a bit lately with just 1 win in the last 5 games, but that’s mainly been due to injuries. Ja Morant will be healthy and ready for tonight’s game, after that tough loss against Sacramento a couple of days ago he’ll be itching to get back out there. The Grizz also had an extra day of rest and didn’t have to travel in between games. Take the home team to win a close one.

Ja Morant 2+ threes (-200)

Ja Morant wasn’t at his best in the clutch against the Kings in his last game as he missed crucial free throws down the stretch. He still finished with 34 points which tells me he is taking extra responsibilities on offense with Desmond Bane out with a toe injury. In the game played against the Pels 10 days ago he finished with 36 points on 27 shots attempted. His 3-point shooting has been very consistent against New Orleans, over the last 5 games he’s made 2 threes in 4 of them and once he made 3. If we look at his last 6 games overall he’s made a pair of threes in 4 of them, so he just has to keep to his averages and we will be solid.

Friday’s NBA parlay is available at +604 odds!

Brandon Ingram over 23.5 points (-106)

Similar to Morant, Brandon Ingram will have to pick up the slack offensively with McCollum out of the lineup. The return of Zion Williamson also helps out a bit, but Ingram will have to go for 25-plus to make the Pelicans competitive in tonight’s game. He is one of those rare players that average more points on the road than at home. In 6 games played away from Smoothie King Center, Ingram is averaging 23.3 per game on 47.6% shooting from the field and an impressive 55.6% from 3-point land. He had only 17 points in the win over San Antonio last time out, but that’s because he took just 9 shots total. Prior to that he had 34 against Golden State and 24 against Boston. He’s made 17 free-throws over the past 3 games, without missing a single shot from the charity stripe. I’m expecting a lot from him tonight and so are the Pelicans, let’s see if he can deliver.

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