Indiana Pacers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 1/29/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+7)
The Memphis Grizzlies will compete against the Indiana Pacers at FedExForum on Sunday. Memphis opens this game as 7-point favorites. The betting total is set at 228.
The Pacers took the court against the Bucks and took a loss by a score of 141-131 in their last contest. Indiana finished the game with a 55.1% FG percentage (49 of 89) and converted 13 of their 33 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 20 of 28 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected 38 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 22 assists in this matchup as well as creating 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Regarding defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 53.1% from the floor on 52 out of 98 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 32 dimes and had 11 steals in the matchup. In addition, Milwaukee snagged 50 rebounds (14 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Milwaukee finished the game shooting 61.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of 31 tries. They knocked down 18 out of their 43 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Pacers walked away with 24 and the Bucks totaled 20 personal fouls.
Myles Turner is a guy who played a role for this game. Turner finished 50.0% from the field but didn't record an assist. He played 36 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. He was able to score 24 points on 10 out of 20 shooting.
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Indiana heads into this game with a win-loss record of 24-27 on the year. They turn it over 15.3 times per contest and as a squad they commit 21.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 42.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,346 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pacers are shooting 36.3% on 3-pointers (709 of 1,955) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.4 points per outing (10th in the league) while going 45.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Pacers are able to force 15.8 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 30th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,338 surrendered on the campaign. The Pacers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.4% (2,142 of 4,520) and they concede 45.6 boards per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 37.6% on shots from distance and they rank 25th in the NBA in PPG allowed (117.3).
When they last played, the Grizzlies took a loss by a score of 111-100 when they played the Timberwolves. Regarding how they attacked the glass, Memphis permitted Minnesota to collect 45 overall (9 on the offensive glass). They finished 37.1% from 3-point land by shooting 13 out of 35 and ended up shooting 10 out of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Grizzlies allowed the Timberwolves to make 44 out of 86 tries from the field which had them at 51.2% for this game. When the game finished, the Grizzlies shot 38 for 93 from the field which had them at 40.9%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Memphis buried 8 of their 33 tries (24.2%). They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 84.2%. The Timberwolves committed 19 personal fouls in this game which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They also turned it over 20 times, while earning 14 steals for the matchup. The Grizzlies pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for the game.
Ja Morant ended up being a factor for the Grizzlies for the contest. Morant recorded 27 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 11 dimes in the matchup. He knocked down 10 of 21 in the matchup for a rate of 47.6%, and had 10 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 31-18 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 21st in basketball. Memphis has 5,721 pts on the year (116.8 per contest) and they collect 48.7 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 25.3 times per game (11th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per game. The Grizzlies are responsible for committing 20.1 fouls per game and they connect on 71.3% from the free throw line.
The Memphis defense gives up 35.7% on 3-pointers (638 of 1,786) and their opponents are converting on 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 26.7 dimes and 43.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 30th and 18th in the NBA. The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 13th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 112.5. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis (-7)
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