Indiana Pacers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 4/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+3)
FedExForum is the site where and the Memphis Grizzlies (26-24) will take on the Indiana Pacers (24-27) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Memphis as 3-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 224.
The Indiana Pacers took the court against the Orlando Magic and took home the win by a score of 111-106 in their last contest. Indiana ended having earned a 41.3% FG percentage (38 out of 92) and converted 11 out of their 33 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pacers knocked down 24 of 28 tries for a percentage of 85.7%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled 49 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 26 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When it comes to the defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 42.2% from the floor on 38 out of 90 shooting. Orlando recorded 23 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. Additionally, Orlando grabbed 50 rebounds (12 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 10 blocks. Orlando ended up shooting 77.4% from the free throw line by burying 24 of their 31 attempts. They made 6 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc.
Domantas Sabonis is one guy who was a major factor for this contest. He ended up finishing with 16 points on 3 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 32:42 minutes and grabbed 15 rebounds. Sabonis finished the game shooting 25.0% from the field and also recorded 6 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Pacers was Edmond Sumner. He wasn't able to grab a board in 20:56 minutes played on the night. He finished the contest at 80.0% from the floor for this game by going 4-of-5 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Sumner earned 1 assist.
Indiana will take the court with a record of 24-27 for the campaign. The Pacers are shooting 36.3% on 3-point shots (632 of 1,739) and 78.6% from the free throw line. They average 113.1 points per game (13th in the league) while shooting 47.2% from the field. They are turning it over 13.9 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 41.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,367 assists for the campaign, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing. On defense, the Pacers are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They concede 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 20th in the league in opponents PPG (113.5). The Pacers are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.0% (786 of 945) and they surrender 45.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,319 conceded for the year.
For their last game, the Memphis Grizzlies took a loss by a score of 133-129 when they faced the New York Knicks. The Grizzlies were able to snag 33 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 43 in this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Knicks were called for 25 fouls for the game which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 34 attempts. They were able to convert 21 of the free throws for a percentage of 61.8%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Memphis knocked down 14 out of their 30 tries (46.7%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies finished the game shooting 47 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Grizzlies permitted the Knicks to make 45 out of their 96 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9% in the matchup. They finished 43.8% from distance by going 14 of 32 and ended up going 29 out of 33 from the free throw line (87.9%). Regarding attacking the glass, Memphis allowed New York to grab 48 in all (11 offensive).
Ja Morant was important for the Grizzlies in the matchup. He buried 9 of 18 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Morant totaled 26 points in his 38:30 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 6 dimes in this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He finished with 5 assists in 39:58 minutes played, and he put in 9 of 18 from the floor. Brooks ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 23 points and 3 boards.
Memphis has a mark of 26-24 so far this season. The Grizzlies have committed 18.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 77.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 26.9 times per contest (4th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. Memphis has totaled 5,643 pts this year (112.9 per game) and they grab 46.3 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.6% from the field, which is 15th in the league. The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 14th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.5. They have conceded 25.3 assists and 44.0 boards per game, which is 21st and 16th in the league. The Memphis defense concedes 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (648 of 1,765) and their opponents are converting on 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana (+3)
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