Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 6.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 18-31. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 99.8 points per contest while giving up 102.5 per game. The Pacers have an overall mark of 28-23. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per contest and giving up 105.4, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-26-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-28-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 28-23-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 20-29-2 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
01/30/18 G Tyreke Evans Arm is probable Wednesday vs Indiana
01/29/18 F Dillon Brooks Knee left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
01/29/18 F James Ennis III Calf is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
01/29/18 F JaMychal Green Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Abdominal is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Tyreke Evans comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Marc Gasol averages 17.9 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 12.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 99.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.69 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 11th in the league with 106.5 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Pacers surrender 105.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Memphis is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pacers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -6.5
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