Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/17/2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 5.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 22-60. They were 5th in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of -6.2 as they averaged 99.3 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Pacers had an overall record of 48-34 last season. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They averaged 105.6 points per game and surrendered 104.2, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies were 35-44-3 against the spread last season
The Memphis Grizzlies were 38-43-0 against the over/under last year
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers were 52-36-1 against the spread last season
The Indiana Pacers were 34-53-0 against the over/under last year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/11/18 G Tyreke Evans Ankle is probable Wednesday vs Memphis
Mike Conley comes into this contest after averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 2.3 rebounds per game and dished out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 38% while his free throw percentage finished at 80%. Marc Gasol averaged 17.2 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 4.2 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 42% for the year while his free throw percentage was 83%.
Victor Oladipo averaged 23.1 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.2 rebounds per game and had 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was at 80%. Tyreke Evans averaged 19.4 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averaged 99.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -6.2 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 27th in the league. They averaged 40.5 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranked them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 7th with 15.0 per game. The Grizzlies allowed 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 13th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 42.5 rebounds a game which ranked 8th and they gave up 22.1 assists per contest, which put them in 9th place in the league. They forced 14.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana was 17th in the league with 105.6 points per game last year. They were 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 1.4. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 9th in the NBA. They were 22nd in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pacers were 26th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Pacers surrendered 104.2 points per contest, which ranked them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 12th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 43.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers were 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game last season.
The Grizzlies were 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 111 was ranked 26th last season. In terms of pace they were 29th in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 28th. As a team they were 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Memphis was 4th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 10th in the league.
Indiana was 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 12th in the NBA. The Pacers were 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.5 was ranked 13th. They were 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 11th. As a unit they were 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -5.5
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