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Pointspread favors Pacers in battle with Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies Indiana Pacers
3-3 November 11, 2013, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse 7-0



Memphis travels to Indiana on Monday, hoping to boost its 3-3 mark with a victory over the Pacers.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers are 7-0 so far on the season, and 5-2 ATS vs. the number. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 3-3 and 1-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 1-6 and the Grizzlies go 4-2 on the totals.

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 183.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Pacers sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies are at No. 9 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 96-87.

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Memphis was a 108-90 winner in its last match at home against the Warriors. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Grizzlies got a 23-point performance from Zach Randolph, who added 11 rebounds as Memphis ran past Golden State 108-90 on Saturday at FedExForum.

Indiana won its last outing, a 96-91 result against the Nets on November 9. The Pacers covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Paul George scored 24 points leading the Pacers to a 96-91 victory over Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 22-ranked offense (94.86 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 15 at 99.5 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 45.42% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).

Next up:
Memphis at Toronto, Wednesday, November 13th
Indiana at Milwaukee, Friday, November 15th