Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 2/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+6)
The Memphis Grizzlies (8-6) go to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday where they'll meet the Indiana Pacers (11-9). Indiana opens this matchup as 6-point favorites. The total has been set at 220.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies played the San Antonio Spurs and notched a win by a score of 129-112 in their last contest. Memphis wrapped up the contest having earned a 56.0% FG percentage (51 out of 91) and converted 17 of their 35 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies converted 10 of their 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled 45 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 34 assists in this contest while earning 7 steals and 7 blocks. Concerning the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to go 47.0% from the field on 39 out of 83 shooting. San Antonio recorded 25 assists and had 7 steals for this game. In addition, the Spurs snagged 38 boards (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. San Antonio walked away from this one shooting 80.8% at the free throw line by converting 21 of 26 shots. They knocked down 13 out of their 29 shots from distance.
Ja Morant is a guy who was a major contributor in this game. He racked up 19 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 27:36 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Morant finished shooting 57.1% from the floor and also earned 11 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this contest for the Grizzlies was Kyle Anderson. He grabbed 5 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He finished shooting 75.0% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-8 (16 points). Overall, Anderson was on the hardwood for 20:45 min.
Memphis enters this contest with a mark of 8-6 so far this season. They are turning it over 14.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 45.4 boards per game and has accumulated 387 assists so far this year, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Grizzlies are hitting 34.6% on 3-pointers (148 of 428) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.2 pts per contest (24th in basketball) while shooting 45.9% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.3 fouls. They concede 36.4% from 3-point land and they are 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.6). The Grizzlies are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.4% (556 of 1,224) and they relinquish 45.6 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 1st in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 352 surrendered so far this season.
When they last played, the Indiana Pacers took a loss by a score of 119-110 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pacers were able to corral 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 41 for the matchup. They rejected 7 attempts while earning 6 steals in this contest. The 76ers were called for 21 fouls in the matchup which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a percentage of 81.8%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Indiana converted 10 of 28 attempts (35.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Pacers finished the game shooting 41 for 84 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8%. The Pacers allowed the 76ers to convert 45 out of their 92 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 48.9% for this contest. They went 30.8% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 26 and finished the contest at 21 out of 31 from the free throw line (67.7%). In regard to attacking the glass, Indiana allowed Philadelphia to pull down 44 in all (14 on the offensive side).
Malcolm Brogdon ended up being a major contributor for the Pacers in this game. He made 10 of 21 for the matchup for a rate of 47.6%, which earned him 25 points. Brogdon snagged 5 boards in his 37:40 minutes of time on the hardwood and accounted for 4 dimes for the contest. An additional guy who came through for Indiana was Domantas Sabonis. He notched 21 points in 36:55 minutes on the hardwood via 8 of 17 shooting in this matchup. Sabonis walked away from this one going 47.1% from the floor and also totaling 3 dimes and 8 boards.
Indiana has a record of 11-9 so far this year. As an offense, the Pacers are hitting on 47.8% from the floor, which is 6th in the league. Indiana has totaled 2,262 pts for the year (113.1 per contest) and they grab 42.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.5 times per contest (5th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. The Pacers commit 21.0 fouls per game and they go 77.1% from the charity stripe. The Pacers on the defensive side of the court are 16th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.2. They are forcing 15.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the field (18th in the league). The Indiana defense gives up 39.1% from downtown (254 of 650) and their opponents are connecting on 76.1% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 25.1 dimes and 44.3 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 20th and 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana (-6)
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