Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 3/15/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Indiana Pacers (23-46) will go up against the Memphis Grizzlies (47-22) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
The Grizzlies played the Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 125-118 in their last game. Memphis finished the game with a 47.1% field goal percentage (48 of 102) and converted 11 out of their 29 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 18 of their 20 tries for a rate of 90.0%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned 57 with 20 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 30 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In terms of defense, Memphis allowed 42.3% from the field on 41 of 97 shooting. Oklahoma City earned 44 dimes and had 25 steals in the game. Additionally, Oklahoma City pulled down 30 rebounds (14 offensive, 16 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Oklahoma City finished shooting 82.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 23 of their 28 tries. They made 13 out of their 41 shots from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Grizzlies walked away with 20 and the Thunder racked up 11 fouls.
Desmond Bane is a player who was a factor for this contest. Bane walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He was on the court for 31 mins and also collected 8 boards. He ended up with 21 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Memphis will play this game with a mark of 47-22 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 114.4 pts per game (4th in the NBA) while shooting 45.9% from the floor. The Grizzlies are shooting 34.1% on shots from downtown (761 of 2,232) and 73.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is snagging 49.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,751 dimes on the campaign, which is 8th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.6 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are able to force 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are giving up 35.3% on three-point shots while they are 13th in the league in points per game allowed (109.5). The Grizzlies defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.2% (2,762 of 6,106) and they relinquish 43.1 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 27th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,735 conceded for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 131-128 against the Hawks. Regarding cleaning the glass, Indiana allowed Atlanta to snag 27 overall (9 on the offensive glass). They shot 44.7% from 3-point land by going 17 of 38 and ended up shooting 22 of 24 from the free throw line (91.7%). The Pacers permitted the Hawks to knock down 46 of their 84 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.8% for the contest. When the game finished, the Pacers finished shooting 46 out of 89 from the field which had them at 51.7%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Indiana made 15 out of 35 tries (42.9%). They were able to convert 21 of those for a percentage of 80.8%. The Hawks earned 11 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Pacers to the free throw line for 26 shots. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. The Pacers were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this matchup.
Tyrese Haliburton ended up being a major contributor for the Pacers for this game. Haliburton had 25 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and tallied 10 assists for this game. He buried 9 out of 15 in the matchup giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 2 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 23-46 on the season. As an offense, the Pacers are shooting 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Indiana has accounted for 7,636 points this season (110.7 per contest) and they pull down 44.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 24.7 times per game (12th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per contest. The Pacers are committing 20.3 fouls every game and they go 76.2% from the charity stripe.
The Pacers on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the league in PPG given up with 113.0. They are forcing 12.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (26th in the league). The Indiana defense surrenders 36.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (796 of 2,201) and opponents are making 79.7% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 24.0 assists and 43.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 11th and 9th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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