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Grizzlies at Pacers - 10/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies (61-32) at Indiana Pacers (38-44)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Indiana Pacers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 187 See the Latest Odds


The Memphis Grizzlies and Indiana Pacers square off Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Memphis Grizzlies look to get on the board after getting blown out by the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 76 points on 35.4 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 12 points and eight rebounds while Marc Gasol is averaging 12 points and five rebounds. JaMychal Green is grabbing seven rebounds and Mike Conley is dishing six assists. The Memphis Grizzlies were flat in their season opener, as they shot just 2-16 from downtown and turned the ball over 16 times. We all know the Grizzlies are capable of playing far better and maybe they’ll show that with a game now under their belt.

Grizzlies at Pacers - 10/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Indiana Pacers also look for a win after losing their season opener to the Toronto Raptors. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 99 points on 37.2 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 45 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds while George Hill is averaging 19 points and two steals. Ian Mahinmi is grabbing eight rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing six assists. The Indiana Pacers blew a 10-point first quarter lead and simply lacked any defensive effort in the second half of their opening game loss. With a game under their belt and their first contest in front of their home fans, we should also see a better effort from the Pacers here.

The Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.

I have far more confidence in the Grizzlies bouncing back than I do the Pacers. Both teams are traveling after playing Wednesday, but Memphis should be eager to rebound after really stinking up the joint. Grizz should win and cover the reasonable number.

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Memphis Grizzlies -2.5

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