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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at Memphis Grizzlies
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 8:05 PM (EST)
Location
FedExFourm
Memphis, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +3.5 -- Over/Under: 204
TV Channel
FSSE, FSIN
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The Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday in NBA action at the FedExFourm.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16 points and 4.1 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.9 points and 9.5 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 100.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20 points and six assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 15.4 points and 8.7 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost each of their last four home games.

The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Grizzlies are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 home games, 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-21 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Pacers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Memphis and 6-15 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 overall. The under is 7-3 in Grizzlies last 10 overall.

The Indiana Pacers have a serious challenge on their hands having to play without Victor Oladipo, but they have some experience in doing so this season and still have enough weapons to be successful on a smaller scale. The Memphis Grizzlies are a complete mess during this eight-game losing streak and are being outscored by an average of 15.2 points in their last five games. It's not going to get better for the Grizzlies with their top-two players in trade talks at the moment. I can't back the Grizzlies in their current form. This is a game where the Pacers should be able to come together and put a solid performance together for their star player. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Pacers.

Pick:
Indiana Pacers -3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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