Grizzlies Return from Brutal Road Trip
The Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies are both in need of a win. One team will be happy with the outcome after their matchup Sunday night in Memphis, and you might be as well if you hit the nail on the head with your online gambling.
Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Pacers vs Grizzlies. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.
Haliburton Remains Out
Pacers star guard Tyrese Haliburton has already been ruled out. While anything can happen on any given night, that likely means another loss for Indiana, which has dropped eight of nine since Haliburton suffered a knee injury.
The latest, a 141-131 loss to Milwaukee on Friday, was Indiana’s worst from a defensive standpoint this season. The tone was set with a 45-point first quarter for the Bucks, which they followed up with a 40-point second quarter.
“When we get out and run and play with pace, we’re pretty good,” guard T.J. McConnell said. “When we can’t get a stop, you see what happened in the first half.”
Slow starts have been a problem all season for Indiana, which gave up 68 first-half points in an 18-point loss to Memphis at home earlier this season.
Memphis Dominant at Home
A return to Memphis could be just what the Grizzlies ordered. They own the best home winning percentage in the league (.870, 20-3) but are just 11-15 on the road after their 0-5 trip.
Coming home also gives the team a chance to be with a city it loves, a city going through so much in the wake of the Tyre Nichols beating death and video. While wins and losses mean nothing compared to that, coach Taylor Jenkins senses that his team has players have bonded in recent days.
“There’s way harder things going on in the city versus what’s going on with our basketball right now,” he said after Friday’s loss in Minnesota, which began moments after the video was released. “I’m proud of our guys going out there. As I said before the game, we’re playing for our city that’s going through a lot right now. … We can’t wait to get back home. It’s time to get back home to embrace our families, to embrace our community, play in front of our fans to represent our city with a lot of pride.”
It’s not easy to transition from that to the game on the court, but one can expect the Grizzlies to put in an inspired effort in this one.
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Pacers vs Grizzlies Head-to-Head
The Grizzlies have won three straight meetings, scoring at least 130 points each time.
Pacers vs Grizzlies Game Information
- Game: Pacers (24-27) vs Grizzlies (31-18)
- Location: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
- Day/Time: Sunday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m. ET
- Pacers vs Grizzlies Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Pacers vs Grizzlies Picks & Prediction
It feels as if Indiana is running into a tough situation. The Grizzlies are going to come out focused and intent on putting an end to this losing streak. Start easy with the Memphis moneyline. If the 9 ½ is too much, then add in the over with your bet online. This has been a high-scoring series and neither team is playing a ton of defense right now.
Indiana is listed at +290 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Pacers, you have a chance to win $290. Memphis is -370, offering a chance to win $27 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Indiana a 25.64% chance to win, with the Grizzlies at 78.72%.
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Grizzlies vs Paces Previous Game (Jan. 14 2023)
The Memphis Grizzlies go for a ninth straight win when they visit the Indiana Pacers for a battle of playoff contenders on Saturday night. Memphis is coming off a two-game home sweep of the San Antonio Spurs and is a half-game behind the Denver Nuggets for the best record in the Western Conference. Indiana has dropped two straight and is tied with the Miami Heat for seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings, one game behind the New York Knicks. Read through our NBA betting preview to help you decide how to wager on this contest.