Pacers vs. Grizzlies Prediction & Odds
The ninth-seeded Pacers travel to Memphis to take on the second-seeded Grizzlies on Sunday night at 6:00 PM ET. Can the Grizzlies cover the 9.5-point spread as home favorites?
The Indiana Pacers are 24-27 on the season. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Pacers are 27-24 ATS on the year.
The Memphis Grizzlies are 31-18 on the season. They’re 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies are 23-24-2 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
547 Indiana Pacers (+9.5) at 548 Memphis Grizzlies (-9.5); O/U 240
6:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 29, 2023
FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
Pacers vs. Grizzlies Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 73% of public bettors are currently backing the Grizzlies -9.5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Indiana Pacers DFS Spin
The Pacers will be without star point guard Tyrese Haliburton on Sunday. Haliburton has been out with a knee injury for the past few weeks and hasn’t seen game action since January 11th. Haliburton leads the Pacers in points per game (20.2), assists per game (10.2), and steals per game (1.8). His absence is not insignificant.
If you need scoring and rebounding from your center spot, consider Indiana’s Myles Turner. Turner is posting good traditional numbers this season with 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. But he’s been shooting well from deep this season too. Myles Turner is shooting a career-high 39.1% from beyond the arc this year on 4 attempts per game. He would be a worthy addition to any DFS lineup.
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Spin
The Grizzlies likely won’t have their second-leading scorer on Sunday in Desmond Bane. Bane is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday’s contest with right knee soreness. For the season, Bane is averaging 21.6 points per game. Memphis won’t have their leading rebounder Steven Adams for Sunday’s game either. Adams is nursing a PCL sprain in his knee and will likely be out for 3-5 weeks. Adams was pulling down 11.5 rebounds per game for the Grizzlies this year.
The absence of Desmond Bane means Memphis star point guard Ja Morant will likely take on a larger offensive workload. Morant has been tremendous this year, averaging 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game for the campaign. He’s scored at least 22 points in 12 straight games and could easily make it 13 straight on Sunday against an Indiana team who ranks 21st in the league in defensive efficiency.
Pacers vs. Grizzlies NBA Betting Trends
Indiana is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
Indiana is 38-18 ATS in their last 56 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
Memphis is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 day of rest.
Pacers vs. Grizzlies NBA Prediction
Indiana may be scuffling a bit as they’ve lost 9 out of their last 10, but 4 of those losses were by 6 points or less. In that same 10-game stretch, the Pacers have had 5 different players lead them in scoring. Indiana does miss Tyrese Haliburton, but Memphis is likely going to miss Desmond Bane on Sunday as well.
The Grizzlies are coming off of a west coast road trip where they went 0-5. To that end, Memphis is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a road trip of 7 or more days. Finally, the Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. I think this will be an ugly game, which favors Indiana. I’ll take the Pacers and the points.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +9.5