NBA betting action continues on Monday night from FedEx Forum, where the Memphis Grizzlies will host the Indiana Pacers in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 1:00 ET tip happening on ESPN.
Free Basketball Picks: Indiana Pacers @ Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, January 21st, 1:00 ET
Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis -7
Pacers vs. Grizzlies Live TV: ESPN
Back on New Year’s Eve, these two teams played to a brutal 88-83 game that featured just a total of 152 shots from the floor. Of course, we do have to note that these are the best two teams defensively that the league has to offer, and it is remarkable to think that Indiana games this year are only averaging 180.8 points per game. The club has been pathetic on the road offensively, scoring 86 points or fewer three of its last four. Memphis meanwhile, has failed to score more than 85 in a game in five straight, and it has allowed just 151 total points in its last two games. That’s a perfect explanation for the ‘under’, right? Not quite so fast. This number, at 173, is just insanely low when you think about it, and you’ll never find a ‘total’ quite this low to be shooting at. These are still pros that we are talking about, and both of these teams are still averaging well over 90 points per game. For as badly as the Pacers play offensively and as well as they play defensive, even they have seen five straight games get to at least 179 points. This one should get to at least 174, even though it is sure to be ugly.
Pacers @ Grizzlies Pick: Over 173
Pacers @ Grizzlies Prediction: Grizzlies 91 – Pacers 86