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Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers 3/24/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Indiana Pacers (25-48) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (50-23)
March 24, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -11.5; Over/Under: -
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The Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Thursday in NBA action at the FedExForum. The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after winning six of their last seven games.

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 110.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 assists, while Buddy Hield is averaging 19 points and 5.5 rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Duarte is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 114.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 27.6 points and 6.7 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 17.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is dishing 1 assist. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.4 rebounds per game.

The Pacers are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Grizzlies are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games and 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The over is 17-7-1 in Pacers last 25 overall. The over is 12-5 in Grizzlies last 17 overall. The Pacers are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Memphis and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Indiana Pacers have been covering machines on the end of a back to back, but I’m not thrilled to back them in spots like this. The Memphis Grizzlies have been winning and covering machines all year, and that includes a 21-13 against the spread record at home. The Grizzlies are winning their last five games by an average of 10.3 points while allowing less than 44 percent shooting. Big number, but the Grizzlies cover numbers at a high clip. I’ll lay it.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Memphis Grizzlies -11.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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