Indiana Pacers (24-27) at Memphis Grizzlies (26-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers pay a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum on Sunday night.
The Indiana Pacers have been in decent shape lately as they’ve won three of their past four games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after sneaking past the Magic in a 111-106 road win on Friday. Aaron Holiday led the team with 20 points off the bench, Domantas Sabonis added 16 points with 15 rebounds and six assists while Edmond Sumner chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Pacers shot just 41 percent from the field and 11 of 33 from the 3-point line as they saw their 15-point lead disappear, before going on another run to blow the margin out to 15 late in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have been in great form lately as they’ve won five of their past seven games, but they will be looking to bounce back here after having their four-game win streak halted by the Knicks in a 133-129 overtime road loss on Friday. Ja Morant led the team with 26 points and six assists, Dillon Brooks added 23 points with five assists, Jonas Valanciunas scored 20 points with 14 rebounds and three blocks while Kyle Anderson chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 50 percent from the field and 14 of 30 from the 3-point line as they poured in 35 points in the first quarter and led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter, before watching the game slip away in overtime as the Knicks escaped on a nine-point scoring burst from Alec Burks.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall, the Pacers are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Memphis and the Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
The Pacers will once again be without Myles Turner who is dealing with an ankle sprain, but they’ve been in decent form lately and are dangerous if Sabonis can have himself another big game. The Grizzlies have been a team on the rise as they were on a nice run before getting stopped in their tracks by the Knicks in their last outing. This should be a close one, but the Pacers are only 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Memphis and I think that trend continues as the more consistent Grizzlies win this one by single digits.