The Memphis Grizzlies (18-27) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (26-20) on Sunday, January 28th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.
Grizzlies vs Pacers
The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win
They took down the Magic in their most recent game with a final score of 107-106. As the second half got underway, the Grizzlies were leading by a score of 68-59.
During the Grizzlies’ previous five games, they have gone 3-2 and have an overall record of 18-27. In Western Conference games, the Grizzlies are 12-21 and have gone 6-6 in non-conference play.
Memphis’ ATS record is currently below .500 at 20-25 for the season. As the favorite this season, Memphis is 5-8 vs. the spread while going 15-17 as the underdog.
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
They picked up a win over the Suns in their latest game, finishing with a score of 133-131. The Pacers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 80-70.
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Grizzlies, the Pacers are 26-20 overall and have a above .500 record. When playing at home, the Pacers are 15-9 compared to their 11-11 record on the road.
Indiana has an overall ATS record of 26-18 for the season so far. During this season, Indiana has a 10-9 record against the spread as favorites and 16-9 as underdogs.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
Memphis has recorded an average of 107.8 points per game (30th) throughout 45 games games.
So far this season, the Memphis Grizzlies are 30th in the NBA in scoring at 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 pace, the Grizzlies are 14th in the league at 98.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th at 44%.
One area where Memphis has been successful is from beyond the arc. They are 9th in the NBA in three-pointers made per game but are just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
Today, the Pacers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 125 points per game (1st).
This season, the Pacers have been a high-scoring team, ranking first in the NBA with 125 points per game. At home, they are averaging 127.3 points per game, which is the best in the league.
Indiana has been one of the most efficient teams in the NBA, shooting 50% from the field, which is the best mark in the league. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams, making an average of 13.9 threes per game.
When it comes to pace, the Pacers are playing at the second-fastest tempo in the NBA. In terms of assists, they lead the league with 31.1 per game.
Grizzlies Team Defense
Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 12th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.8 points per game. So far this season, the Grizzlies’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 10th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.4 times per game vs. Memphis.
Pacers Team Defense
At present, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th, allowing 123.1 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pacers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.0% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.
Key Players For The Grizzlies And Pacers
For today’s matchup, we project Jaren Jackson Jr. to lead the scoring for the Grizzlies, putting up 21 points and shooting at a rate of 7/15. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.8 points per game, along with 5.7 rebounds.
As for Indiana, Pascal Siakam is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pacers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.7%, and he is contributing 22.1 points per game on average.
Grizzlies vs Pacers Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Memphis has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 106 points per game.
- In their last five games at home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-2-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 113 points per game in this stretch.
- As the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
- As the betting favorite, the Pacers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
Grizzlies vs Pacers Prediction
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Grizzlies vs. Pacers game, our recommendation is to take the Grizzlies at +9. Despite our model showing the Pacers winning 112-106, we like Grizzlies as our point-spread pick.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 232, and our model predicts the Grizzlies and Pacers to score a combined 218 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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