Today at 3:30 ET, the Pacers (-405) will host the Grizzlies (+311) in a non-conference matchup. The Pacers are favored by 9 points and the over/under line is 232. Memphis is currently on a three-game win streak and is 13th in the Western Conference. Indiana is 6th in the East and has won two straight.
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and can be seen on BSIN.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +9
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 3:30 ET on Sunday, January 28th.
WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-106 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.5% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Grizzlies Pull Through as the Away Underdog?
In their last three games, the Grizzlies have won straight up and against the spread. As the underdog, they have covered the spread in each of their last three games.
This season, Memphis has been the underdog in 32 of their 45 games. As the underdog, they have a scoring differential of -7 points per game. Today, they are getting 9 points against the Pacers.
On the road, the Grizzlies have an average scoring differential of -3.7 points per game. They are 13-12 straight up on the road and 14-11 against the spread.
Memphis’ O/U record for the season is 19-25-1, and their games have averaged 220.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 232, and 40 of their games have had lower O/U lines than that.
Memphis’ last game was a 107-106 win over the Magic. They were 6.5-point underdogs going into the game. The combined scoring in the game was 213, and the O/U line was 212.
The Grizzlies are currently 13th in the Western Conference with an 18-27 record. In the Southwest Division, they are in 4th place.
So far this season, the Grizzlies have struggled to score, ranking 30th in the league at just 107.8 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 109.8 PPG compared to 105.2 PPG at home.
When it comes to their shooting, Memphis is 29th in field goal percentage at 44%. They are also below average in terms of true shooting percentage.
In terms of pace, the Grizzlies are 14th in the league at 98.9 possessions per game. As a team, they are 24th in assists and 24th in offensive rebounds.
This season, the Grizzlies defense has been impressive, holding the 12th position in the league while permitting an average of 112.8 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 13.9 per game, which is 21st in the league. They also come into the game sitting 3rd in blocked shots at 6.3 per game.
Do the Pacers Have What it Takes at Home?
In their last two games, the Pacers have covered the spread to give them an ATS record of 26-18 for the season. Today, they are favored by 9 points and have gone 10-9 ATS as the favorite this season.
Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 28-18, and the over has hit in their last two games. This year, their games have averaged 248.1 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 232.
Indiana’s last game was a 133-131 win over the Suns. They were 5-point underdogs going into the game and have now won two straight games. The combined scoring in that game was 264 points.
The Pacers are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-20. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 21-11 compared to 5-9 against the West.
Indiana’s ATS record at home is 14-9, and they have an average scoring differential of +6.5 points per game. On the road, their ATS record is 12-9.
Indiana leads the NBA in scoring at 125 points per game. In their two most recent games, they have outscored their season average. At home, the Pacers are averaging 127.3 points per game.
Indiana is the top shooting team in the league, hitting 50% of their shots. They are also the top team in two-point shooting percentage at 58%. From beyond the arc, the Pacers are connecting on 38% of their attempts.
When it comes to pace, Indiana is second in the NBA at 102.2 possessions per game. They are also the top team in assists, averaging 31.1 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Pacers are 20th in the league.
The Pacers’ defense is presently ranked 28th in the league, allowing an average of 123.1 points per contest. The Indiana defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.7% of their field goal attempts vs. Indiana.