Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers - 3/22/14
Indiana Pacers (50-18) at Memphis Grizzlies (40-27)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -2 -- Over/Under: 180 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzles will meet Saturday night at the FedExForum. This is the second and final regular season meeting this season, and the Pacers won 95-79 back in November.
The Pacers destroyed the Bulls 91-79 on Friday, which was their fifth win in their last six games. On the season, the Pacers average 98.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allow 92.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting. As has been the case all season, Indiana is struggling to put points on the board, and the Pacers three-point percentage has dropped from 35 to 30.4 percent in their last five games. However, Luis Scola is coming off a 19-point performance, which was his best scoring game of the season. The Indiana Pacers are 34-33-1 ATS overall and 15-18 ATS on the road.
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The Grizzles return home after losing 91-86 to the Miami Heat on Friday. It was the Grizzles second loss in their last five games. On the season, Memphis averages 95.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allows 94.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. The Grizzles have allowed only two 100-point performances in their last 11 games. Offensively, Zach Randolph has provided a double-double in back-to-back games. The Memphis Grizzles are 31-34-2 ATS overall and 14-21 ATS at home.
The Pacers are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games and 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 games overal. The Grizzlies are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
With the way the Pacers have been playing lately and the fact they have been absolutely brutal against the number all year, go ahead and take the Grizzles. Memphis will look to rebound nicely after a tough loss to the Heat.