Indiana Pacers Travel to Memphis to Face the Grizzlies
Indiana has officially been eliminated from playoff contention. However, being eliminated doesn’t mean they won’t fight as hard as they can for a win. Unfortunately, they’re facing one of the best teams in the NBA, along with an incredible point guard.
Will they find a way to slow down Ja Morant? Or will this game be like the last time they faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies?
Memphis recently took a loss to the Atlanta Hawks, 120-105, proving they can be beaten. Still, they are very familiar with the Indiana Pacers as they faced them only about a week ago.
Their last game will be a great guide for us to use when betting on this one. The Grizzlies have the second-place spot in the Western Conference; they can protect their position with a win here.
Game Preview: Indiana Pacers at Memphis Grizzlies March 24th
The Indiana Pacers rank 14th in the NBA in points per game, averaging 110.54. The questions don’t surround their offense but their defensive ability.
On average, the Pacers allow over 113 points per game, one of the worst in the NFL. If they want any chance of taking down the Grizzlies, they’ll need to play better defense. If not, the Grizzlies will run away with this game.
The Grizzlies’ offense averages 114.70 points per game, ranking fourth in the NBA. However, questions surround their defense as well, especially after their game against the Hawks. On average, they allow 109.36 points per game, but they’ve easily beat the Pacers before.
They also get the added advantage of playing at home. So, who should you take on Thursday night?
Indiana Pacers at Memphis Grizzlies Betting Prediction
In their last game against the Pacers, the Grizzlies came in as 6.5-point favorites. They easily covered this spread with a 135-102 victory, and this was only a week ago.
The Pacers’ defense lacks the ability to stop Memphis’ offense. Because of this, the Grizzlies should be able to easily cover this spread. Even if the margin is set to ten points, the Grizzlies are the best bet here.
At home, the Memphis Grizzlies are 24-10 at the time of writing. Against the spread this season, the Grizzlies have been fantastic at the sportsbook.
Overall, they have a record of 45-26 against the spread; at home, they’re 21-13. We don’t expect to see an upset in this game, especially with the Pacers’ latest performances. In fact, we’re likely to see another big win for Memphis.
When it comes to the total, we’re convinced to take the over in this game. Over their last three games against each other, the total has gone over each time. Memphis has a 37-31-3 record against the total this season.
Take the over along with the Grizzlies in this game.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.