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Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/21/2023

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers 12/21/2023
  • We like the Pacers on the moneyline (+162)
  • The Pacers are also our pick on the spread at +5
  • Our NBA model projects 214 points, and we suggest taking the under

Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Preview

Betting on today’s Pacers and Grizzlies game? Catch the action at FedExForum in Memphis, TN, as the Grizzlies hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSSE.

The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 247 points, with the Grizzlies being the favored team playing at home against the Pacers. Check out BetCoco for Memphis Grizzlies – Indiana Pacers odds

Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Grizzlies have gone a perfect 3-0 in their last three head to head matchups vs. the Pacers. Going back to the last five head-to-head games between the Grizzlies and Pacers, the over/under record in these games is 3-2 with a combined average of 236 points per contest.

  • In their last five games away from home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 123 points per game in these contests.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 107 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Pacers have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • As the betting favorite, the Grizzlies have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Memphis posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Prediction

Coming into today’s game vs. the Grizzlies, the Pacers are looking to build on their above .500 record of 14-12. When playing on the road, the Pacers are 6-6 compared to 8-6 at home this season.

Indiana has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 14-12 against the spread. The Pacers maintain an ATS record of 6-6 on the road, while they have a 8-6 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Indiana games have surpassed the over/under line in two straight games, resulting in an overall record of 21-5-0. Their played games maintain an ongoing average of 263.0 points per game, alongside an average over/under line of 241.8.

Indiana is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 144 points versus the Hornets. This output is higher than their season-average of 128 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Tyrese Haliburton, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 24.7, while Myles Turner also carries a PPG average of 16.9 into the game.

Facing Memphis, the Pacers aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 126.5 points allowed per game (29).

On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.1% and allowing 39.3% from beyond the arc.

In their last five games, the Grizzlies are 1-4 and have an overall record of 7-19. Against Western Conference teams, they are 6-16 and are 1-3 in non-conference games.

Memphis comes in with an overall ATS record of 10-16 so far this season. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 7-7 compared to a 3-9 record vs. the spread at home.

In regard to their over/under record, the Grizzlies have gone 10-16-0 so far this season. In their games, the average over/under line is 222.1, and they maintain a -3.6 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

The Grizzlies offense is coming off a game in which they scored 115 points vs. the Pelicans. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant with 34 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. also added 24 points for the Grizzlies.

Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 11 rank in the NBA, allowing 112.5 points per game.

Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 50.8% and 39.2% from three-point territory.

In spite of being 5 point underdogs, we anticipate the Pacers winning this one 114-100.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Betting Tips

  • We like the Pacers on the moneyline (+162)
  • The Pacers are also our pick on the spread at +5
  • Our NBA model projects 214 points, and we suggest taking the under

Memphis Grizzlies Injury Report

  • Derrick Rose – Hamstring – Out
  • Marcus Smart – Foot – Doubtful
  • Steven Adams – Knee – Out
  • Luke Kennard – Knee – Out
  • Brandon Clarke – Achilles – Out

Indiana Pacers Injury Report

  • Andrew Nembhard – Knee – Out

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