Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 37-36. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 40-34. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-40-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 35-38-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 37-37-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-38-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/28/17 PG Rodney Stuckey Knee is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Minnesota
03/27/17 C Al Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
03/24/17 G Glenn Robinson III Calf out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/28/17 C Marc Gasol Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
03/13/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Jeff Teague comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Paul George averages 22.6 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Mike Conley averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.86 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.53 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 92.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +2.5
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