Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (38-43) at Memphis Grizzlies (54-27)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 9:30 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -1 -- Over/Under: 185 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers look to secure a spot in the postseason with a win at the Memphis Grizzlies on the last day of the season.
The Indiana Pacers control their own fate with a win Wednesday at Memphis locking up the final spot in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers have been red hot as winners in six straight although it took two overtimes to down Washington 99-95 on Tuesday. Neither team shot the ball well with the Pacers holding a 38%-35.6% advantage with both struggling from long range on a combined 16-54 effort. CJ Miles pumped in a contest high 25 points with eight boards followed by a 24 point, eight pull and nine assist effort from George Hill. Rodney Stuckey and Paul George netted ten points apiece while Roy Hibbert grabbed 12 rebounds.
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The Memphis Grizzlies are one of those very good teams that flies under the radar because they are in the Southeast Division with San Antonio and those teams tend to get most of the attention. The Grizzlies have a chance to move up a spot in the playoff seedings but they have put themselves in a tough spot with back to back defeats after a 111-107 loss at Golden State. A 41-18 4th quarter could not undo the struggles at both ends of the floor for the majority of the game with the Warriors firing away at nearly 53% with Klay Thompson pouring in 42 points while the Grizzlies 41.8% accuracy squandered 24 more looks at the basket. Jordan Adams led Memphis with 19 points with Russ Smith netting 16. Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green added ten points each and combined for 13 rebounds but only two players sank half their looks.
The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and the under is 5-0 in Pacers last 5 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record while the over is 6-1 in Pacers last 7 games following a S.U. win. The under is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and the Grizzlies are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game while the under is 22-4 in Grizzlies last 26 home games. The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Memphis with the under going 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Memphis. Memphis wants to move up a slot in the playoffs and to me that's motive enough to lay the number...