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Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Predictions, Odds, Picks

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
16 min read
  • Second in the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies are on a three-game win streak.
  • Losing four of their last six, the Indiana Pacers are 13th in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Pacers swept the Grizzlies in their season series last year.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Odds

Memphis Grizzlies Vs Indiana Pacers

Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Predictions and Picks

The Indiana Pacers made a move for the future, which has resulted in less that optimal success. Against one of the league’s poorer defensive sides, the Grizzlies should quickly outpace the Pacers.


Memphis Grizzlies def. Indiana Pacers

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Predictions

Head-to-Head: Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers

Memphis Grizzlies Head-to-Head Indiana Pacers
Taylor Jenkins Head Coach Rick Carlisle
47-22 (2nd in West) Standing 23-46 (13th in East)
W-W-W-L Form L-W-L-L
113.9 (5th of 30) Off Rtg 111.9 (16th of 30)
109.0 (7th of 30) Def Rtg 114.2 (26th of 30)
99.9 (6th of 30) Pace 97.8 (18th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

J. Morant (27.5) PPG B. Hield (19.7)
S. Adams (9.8) RPG M. Turner (7.1)
J. Morant (6.7) APG T. Haliburton (9.5)
D. Melton (1.6) SPG T. Haliburton (2.1)
J. Jackson Jr. (2.2) BPG M. Turner (2.8)
B. Clarke (.647)/J. Morant (10.2) FG%/FGM T. Taylor (.619)/B. Hield (7.7)
D. Bane (.416)/D. Bane (2.9) 3P%/3PM T. Haliburton (.440)/B. Hield (3.1)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
T.J. McConnell Indiana Pacers 7 Dec 2021 Out (Wrist) There is no timetable for McConnell’s return.
Ricky Rubio Indiana Pacers 29 Den 2021 Out (Knee) Rubio suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season.
T. J. Warren Indiana Pacers 2 Jan 2022 Out (Foot) There is no timetable for Warren’s return.
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers 23 Feb 2022 Out (Foot) Turner is a few weeks from returning to the court.
Malcolm Brogdon Indiana Pacers 10 Mar 2022 Out (Concussion) Brogdon was OUT for Indiana’s Sunday (Mar 13) game.
Goga Bitadza Indiana Pacers 13 Mar 2022 Out (Foot) Bitadze was OUT for Indiana’s Sunday (Mar 13) game.
Chris Duarte Indiana Pacers 13 Mar 2022 Out (Toe) Duarte was OUT for Indiana’s Sunday (Mar 13) game.
Lance Stephenson Indiana Pacers 13 Mar 2022 Out (Ankle) Stephenson was OUT for Indiana’s Sunday (Mar 13) game.

How can the Grizzlies beat the Pacers?

The Memphis Grizzlies can’t be complacent when they take on the Indiana Pacers. If they want to compete with the Pacers, they’ll need to be wary of Indiana’s rebounding threat.

In victories, the Indiana Pacers dominate their opponents on the boards. The Pacers have a rebounding differential of +5.9 in victories, mostly due to their concentrated team effort.

However, ranking first in the league in overall rebounding, the Memphis Grizzlies are expertly equipped to take on the Pacers. How they adjust to the Pacers’ stretch bigs, should determine how they fare on the boards.

Grizzlies Key Player: (F) Desmond Bane

The Memphis Grizzlies are in excellent position going into the later portions of the NBA season. As the playoffs draw nearer, swingman Desmond Bane has been polishing his game.

In his last game, a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Bane led the way for the Grizzlies. He posted 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists on 7 of 15 shooting from the field and 3 of 5 shooting from three-point range.

If you didn’t know, Bane is an excellent three-point shooter. Against a Pacers team that is in the bottom third of the league in three-point field goal percentage allowed, Bane has every opportunity to have a big game.

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How can the Pacers beat the Grizzlies?

The Indiana Pacers will be the underdog against an incredibly dangerous Memphis Grizzlies team. While the Grizzlies’ offense is a threat, the Pacers can make waves with their own ability to score the ball.

Of course, the Indiana Pacers put in a better performance when they shoot the ball more efficiently. However, when Indiana moves the ball they have a group of players that can punish defenses. In victories, Indiana assists on 26.2 of their 43.8 made field goals.

Top of the league in shot-blocking, the Grizzlies won’t be easy to score on at the rim. In order to win the game, Indiana must convert on opportunities to keep the Memphis defense honest.

Pacers Key Player: (G) Tyrese Haliburton

As Haliburton takes in another game with his new Pacers team, he seems to be getting more comfortable. Despite the loss in his last game, Haliburton put on an excellent performance.

Haliburton is coming off of a game where he posted 25 points, 10 assists, and 1 steal in 40 minutes of play. His efficiency was welcome, shooting 9 of 15 from the field and 3 of 5 from three-point range.

Haliburton’s biggest issue was that he committed 5 turnovers on the evening. If he can be more secure with the ball, he can limit Memphis’ extra opportunities and give Indiana a fighting chance.

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How to Watch Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers

Memphis Grizzlies vs Indiana Pacers Information
Who Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers
Where Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
When 7:00 PM EST, March 15th, 2022
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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