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Indiana Pacers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

January 28, 2024


The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Indiana Pacers at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse with tip-off scheduled for 3:30 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on Bally Sports Indiana.

The Grizzlies are in 13th place in the Western Conference with a record of 18-27, however, they are on a three-game winning streak following a 107-106 win at home against the Orlando Magic on Friday. Memphis has been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 112.91 points per game, however, they are the lowest-scoring team in the league with an average of 107.77 points per game. 

Desmond Bane has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 24.4 points and 5.3 assists per game. The Memphis Grizzlies will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to face the Indiana Pacers.

The Indiana Pacers have been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-20 which puts them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference and are on a two-game winning streak. The success of the Pacers this season can be attributed to their offensive play and fast tempo as they are averaging the 2nd most points per game with an average of 124.5 points per game, however, because they play at a fast tempo it makes them vulnerable on defense as they are allowing the 2nd most points per game with an average of 122.89 points per game. 

Tyrese Haliburton has been the main catalyst for the success the Pacers have had offensively as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 23.6 points and 12.6 assists per game. The Indiana Pacers will look to get their 3rd win in a row when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon.

BookMaker has the Indiana Pacers listed as 9-point favorites at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon. Memphis has won six of the last ten including the previous five meetings. The Grizzlies have covered the spread in six of the previous ten and the previous five games in the series. The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-25 ATS overall, 14-11 ATS on the road, and 15-18 ATS as an underdog this season while the Indiana Pacers are 26-18-3 ATS overall, 14-8-2 ATS at home, and 10-8-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Indiana has been the better team this season, however, Memphis has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the previous five meetings. The Grizzlies have covered the spread in six of the last ten and have covered the spread in the last five games in the series. I look for the Memphis Grizzlies to cover the spread for the 6th consecutive time against the Pacers which is why I am taking the points with the Grizzlies when they travel to face the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +9