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(0-0) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers (0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 17th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Memphis Grizzlies +220 / Indiana Pacers -260
NBA Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 207
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The first full day of NBA action will feature a cross-conference matchup between the Pacers and the Grizzlies.
Last season these teams met twice, once at each teams home court. The Pacers swept the season series, winning both games by a combined seven points. Memphis will be looking to avoid a third straight loss to Indiana, but will have to do so on the road.
The Grizzlies finished last season with an abysmal record of 22-60. They finished 5th in their division and 14th in the Western Conference. It will hard to do much worse than they did last year, so it seems things can only get better for the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies were the 4th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and with their first pick they selected Jaren Jackson Jr. Jackson is a 6-11 Power Forward out of Michigan State University and will be the building block towards the Grizzlies rebuild.
Part of the reason the Grizzlies were so poor last season was because they did not have a player who averaged more than 16 points per game. Tyreke Evans was the leading scorer with 15.6 points per game. Nowadays teams need a prolific scorer to be competitive and the Grizzlies just do not have this.
They will hope some of their draft picks will develop into this type of player so they can focus on getting back into the playoffs in the coming years.
The Pacers finished 5th in the Eastern Conference and had a 48-34 record overall. They faced off with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round and ended up losing in game 7.
Pacers guard, Victor Oladipo made a huge leap last year and led the team with 23.1 points per game. He will be looking to improve on that number again and has a great opportunity to start the season off strong in this home game.
The Pacers selected Aaron Holiday in the 2018 NBA Draft with the 23rd overall pick. Holiday is a point guard out UCLA and has the potential to be a pure scorer for the Pacers.
A potential duo of Oladipo and Holiday could be very dangerous in the years to come.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MEM are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
- MEM are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana.
- MEM are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 10-3 in IND last 13 home games.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
Both teams need to start the season off strong after a long off-season. Expect a back and forth game with the Pacers pulling out the home win at the end.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +6.5
Last season, the Grizzlies managed to cover the spread in their away meeting with the Pacers. Look for them to play well enough to keep this game close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Grizzlies 94 – Pacers 99
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