Pacers at Grizzlies - 12/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (15-9) at Memphis Grizzlies (14-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies PK -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies square off Saturday night at the FedExForum.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 103.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 26.2 points and 7.8 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 15.7 points and 1.2 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.6 assists and Jordan Hill is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last eight road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing 2.5 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last eight home games.
The Pacers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Grizzlies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Pacers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Memphis and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
Both teams played last night but the Grizzlies play far better at home than they do on the road. The Pacers also struggle against this defense, as the Grizzlies have beaten the Pacers in seven of the last 10 meetings. I'm siding with the home team in a pick em game.