Pacers vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Now without their top player, can the Indiana Pacers go on the road and get past the struggling Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 8PM ET?
503 Indiana Pacers vs. 504 Memphis Grizzlies
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8PM ET – FedEx Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pacers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total is listed at 203.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 73 percent going on Indiana on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pacers lose Oladipo
Indiana is riding a three-game win streak following a 110-106 victory over Toronto at home on Wednesday, but the team lost Victor Oladipo for the season during the game due to a quad injury. Indiana comes into tonight 32-15 on the season, 14-9 on the road, 25-22 against the spread and 26-21 with the under.
The Pacers have the NBA’s top defense, allowing just 103.2 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.4 percent shooting. On offense, Indiana is putting up 109 points per game while shooting 48 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from the arc. Oladipo was averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game this season. Bojan Bogdanovic is the second-leading scorer with 16.0 points per game.
Grizz on major skid
Memphis is on an 8-game losing streak following a 99-96 loss at home to Sacramento last night. The Grizzlies have also failed to cover the spread in four straight. Memphis is now 19-30 on the season, 11-13 at home, 19-30 against the spread and 30-19 with the under.
The Grizzlies have the league’s worst offense, averaging just 100.7 points per game this year while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from the arc. Defensively, Memphis only allows 104.1 points per game while limiting opponents to 45.2 percent shooting. Mike Conley has been leading the team with 20 points and 6.1 assists per game while Marc Gasol is adding 15.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, but 5-2 ATS in their last seven against Western Conference opponents.
The Grizzlies are just 5-21 against the spread in their last 26 games overall and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games.
There are a lot of unknowns about this game. We don’t know how the Pacers will play without Oladipo, but they did pull away from Toronto without him the other day. Indiana was 7-4 without him available earlier this season. Memphis is just awful right now. They can’t score and they are facing a great defensive team. Indiana knows how to control tempo and has the better scoring options, even without Oladipo available.
NBA Prediction: Indiana Pacers -4.5