Grizzlies vs Pacers Prediction and Odds
Grizzlies vs Pacers Prediction and Odds: The Memphis Grizzlies are expected to win this game as per the bookmakers.
The Indiana Pacers (24-27) have a tough challenge ahead as they are set to face the Memphis Grizzlies (31-18) in the upcoming NBA matchup today. The Pacers need a lot more consistency to get into the top 6 of the Eastern Conference. They are currently in the 9th position. Indiana faced a 131-141 defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks in the last game.
The Memphis Grizzlies will look to make a comeback when they host the Pacers at FedExForum Arena in the next game. Despite a fantastic campaign, it’s high time for the Grizzlies to get back to winning ways after 5 consecutive away defeats. Memphis is currently in the 2nd position in the Western Conference. They are coming off a 100-111 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last fixture.
Grizzlies vs Pacers Prediction: Last 5 Games Stats
The Indiana Pacers failed to win any of the last 5 away fixtures.
Indiana’s last 5 away defeats came against teams like the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, OKC Thunder, and Milwaukee Bucks. The Pacers could win only 8 out of 22 away games in the current season.
In the last 5 away games
- The Indiana Pacers have scored 112.6 points per game.
- The Indiana Pacers have conceded 126.0 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2
The Memphis Grizzlies are currently on a winning streak of 7 games at home.
The last 5 wins came against the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs (2 games), and Utah Jazz. The Grizzlies have a home record of 2-3 as of now.
In the last 5 home games
- The Memphis Grizzlies have scored 126.0 points per game.
- The Memphis Grizzlies have conceded 116.0 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 3
Neither of the teams has the winning momentum on its side. But the Memphis Grizzlies will have the home advantage.
Grizzlies vs Pacers Prediction: Attack and Defense Analysis
The Indiana Pacers are playing with an average of 115.4 points per game. They shot 45.8% from the field and 36.3% from the 3-point line. The Pacers are rated 113.7 on offense with a rank of 17 in the league.
The Memphis Grizzlies have maintained a scoring rate of 116.8 points per game. In shooting, they played with a success rate of 46.8% in field goals and 34.7% in 3-pointers. The Grizzlies rank 13 in the offense with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.1.
The Memphis Grizzlies are slightly ahead in the offense.
The Indiana Pacers have been conceding 117.3 points per game. They played with an average of 42.1 rebounds along with 8.1 steals and 5.9 blocks per game. The Pacers are given the rank of 23 in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 115.3.
The Memphis Grizzlies are giving away 112.5 points per game. They maintained an average of 48.7 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks per game stand at 8.2 and 5.9 respectively. The Grizzlies have the best defense among all sides as per the rating. They are rated 109.9 on defense.
The Memphis Grizzlies have much more solid defense than the Indiana Pacers.
Pacers vs Grizzlies Prediction: Odds
- Memphis Grizzlies: -7 (-119)
- Indiana Pacers: +7 (-119)
- Memphis Grizzlies: -333
- Indiana Pacers: +220
- Memphis Grizzlies: 79%
- Indiana Pacers: 21%
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Grizzlies vs Pacers Prediction: Last Game Analysis
Can the Pacers end their losing streak in away games?
It was always going to be a challenging contest for the Indiana Pacers when they met the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks in the last game. The Pacers lacked a solid strategy to counter Antetokounmpo and the Eastern Conference All-Star ended up scoring 41 points. Indiana got a slow start again as they went on a deficit of 33 points in the first half. The Pacers tried to get closer in the last two quarters but nothing was enough to avoid a 10-point defeat in the end.
Myles Turner led the scoring for the Pacers with 24 points. He also added 5 rebounds. Buddy Hield contributed 22 points with 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
Will the Grizzlies continue their dominance at home?
The Memphis Grizzlies dropped their 5th consecutive away matchup when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last fixture. The Grizzlies were put on the back foot right from the start. They led just once in the first quarter before the Timberwolves took the lead. Memphis chased the hosts throughout the remaining quarters. 13 points from Edwards in the third quarter extended Minnesota’s lead to 17 points. In the end, the Grizzlies were defeated by a margin of 11 points.
Ja Morant finished the game with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. Dillon Brooks scored 17 points with 4 rebounds.
Pacers vs Grizzlies Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been 53 regular season games between these two teams in the NBA. The Indiana Pacers are leading with 32 wins, while the Memphis Grizzlies managed to win 21 fixtures.
If we check out the last 5 matchups, 3 games were won by the Grizzlies and 2 by the Pacers. The previous clash took place in the last season on 24 March 2022. The Memphis Grizzlies won that game with a score of 133-103.
Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)
- Number of home games won by the Memphis Grizzlies: 1
- Number of away games won by the Indiana Pacers: 1
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 244.4
- Average Number of Points scored by the Memphis Grizzlies: 127.8
- Average Number of Points scored by the Indiana Pacers: 116.6
Pacers vs Grizzlies Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Ja Morant (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 27.3 | Assists Per Game: 8.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.6
Desmond Bane (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 21.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.1 | Assists per game: 4.2
Bane’s participation in the next game is subject to fitness.
Jaren Jackson Jr. (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 16.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.6 | Blocks Per Game: 3.1
Buddy Hield (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 17.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.9 | Steals Per Game: 1.1
Benedict Mathurin (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 17.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.0 | Assists Per Game: 1.4
Myles Turner (Center)
Points Per Game: 17.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.0 | Blocks Per Game: 2.4
Grizzlies vs Pacers Prediction: Final Insight and Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Grizzlies
- Offensive Advantage: Grizzlies
- Defensive Advantage: Grizzlies
- Overall: Advantage: Grizzlies
The Indiana Pacers need to bring out their best to trouble the Grizzlies in their own backyard. The absence of Haliburton can prove to be a big disadvantage for them. On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies will back themselves for a solid comeback at home. They can’t afford to extend their losing streak by dropping a home fixture. All the odds and stats suggest a win for the Grizzlies in this matchup.