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Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Indiana Pacers host Memphis on Monday, looking to build on their 17-13 mark against the 19-8 Grizzlies in NBA action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana will face the 19-8 Grizzlies, who own a 16-10-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 14-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 11-16 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers - Grizzlies odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 9 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 4. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-93 win for the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 92 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 90.1 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 95 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.
Memphis was an 81-72 winner in its last match at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 153 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Memphis earned an 81-72 victory over Denver on Saturday, getting 19 points from Rudy Gay at FedExForum.
The Pacers were a 109-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. David West went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Atlanta defeated Indiana, 109-100 at Philips Arena.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Grizzlies at Pacers trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 12 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Memphis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 12 games when playing at home against Memphis
Memphis at Boston, Wednesday, January 2
Indiana home to Washington, Wednesday, January 2