Saturday, December 19, 2015
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The Indiana Pacers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.5.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 15-9 and a road record of 6-6. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 98.7 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 8-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.2 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of -4.7.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 26.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. George Hill averages 12 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Indiana averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.9 per game. The Pacers allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Memphis averages 96.2 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 5th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-9-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-15-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-13-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/17/15 F Lavoy Allen Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
12/17/15 G Paul George Respiratory probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/17/15 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Friday vs. Dallas
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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