Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Grizzlies vs Pacers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Memphis Grizzlies taking on the Indiana Pacers Thursday October 29 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Memphis Grizzlies (0-1) vs. Indiana Pacers (0-1)
Date: Thursday October 28
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 188.5
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Both teams started their 2015-2016 season off with a loss and will look to get back to .500 as the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers get set to do battle.
Memphis had their home opener spoiled at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers as they were routed from the opening tip in a 106-76 loss.
Indiana played a bit of a more competitive game, but ultimately fell in the end 106-99 in Toronto.
The Grizzlies looked like an absolute mess on both sides of the ball as their home opener didn’t go according to plan.
Memphis shot just 35.4 percent from the field and only got 24 points combined from Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. The duo will have a serious advantage against the Pacers new front court on Thursday.
Mike Conley and Courtney Lee also struggled as they shot a 4 of 17 combined. While Conley is expected to have a big season, the Grizzlies will need major contributions from Lee if they hope to succeed.
Newly acquired Matt Barnes also struggled in his season debut. Barnes went 0-4 from the field.
Expect Memphis to come out of the gates fast against the Pacers as they made just 4 of their first 25 shots in their home opener.
The Pacers Paul George seemed to be a bit anxious in his return to the Pacers line up in the opening game on Wednesday. George, who played just 6 games last season, shot just 4 of 17 from the field in his return.
However, he still managed to put up 17 points on 12 rebounds and 8 assists in the loss to Toronto.
The Pacers led by as many as 16 points against the Raptors, only to blow that and eventually drop the decision.
Indiana’s Monta Ellis also struggled mightily here. He finished just 3 of 11 from the field and continued to force shots throughout the whole night. It was extremely evident that the Pacers missed their inside presence of Roy Hibbert and David West, who both departed this past off season.
The bright spot for the Pacers came from Georgia Hill and CJ Miles who had a combined 37 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
Grizzlies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games.
Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central.
Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Grizzlies are sure to bounce back in some way from their horrible home opener. However, the Pacers are very good home team and have made life difficult for visiting teams in the recent years.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Indiana ATS
The Pacers and Memphis play to a close game Thursday night with this game being decided with a last possession from someone.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 102- Memphis 101
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