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#533 Indiana Pacers -9.5 vs.
#534 Memphis Grizzlies 218.5
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:05pm EST
FedEx Forum, Memphis
Written by Scott Reichel

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This Monday, there is a matchup between an Eastern Conference team and a Western Conference team in the NBA as the Indiana Pacers and the Memphis Grizzlies will face off at about 8:00 PM. This will be the second meeting between these teams this season and it will take place at the FedExForum.

Pacers Look To Get Back To Winning Ways

So far this season, the Indiana Pacers have looked like an above-average team in the Eastern Conference. However, the Pacers enter this game on a bit of a low note after having its five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday against the 76ers. Luckily, the Pacers are still just 4.5 games back of the Bucks for first place in the Central Division so there is still a serious chance that they can compete for a division title. Now, the Pacers will look to get back to their winning ways on Monday as they will look to start a new winning streak.

Leading the Pacers offensively is guard Malcolm Brogdon who has looked amazing this season. He is averaging a team-high 19.4 points per game. In addition, he is also averaging 7.9 assists and 4.9 rebounds so he has played a role in several areas. Now, Brogdon will look to lead his team to another victory on Monday.

Indiana's most underrated player is power forward Domantas Sabonis who has been great so far this season. He is averaging 18.5 points per game along with a team-high 13.0 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 51.3% from the floor so he has been very efficient and smart with his shot selection.

Indiana's most underrated player is power forward Domantas Sabonis who has been great so far this season. He is averaging 18.5 points per game along with a team-high 13.0 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 51.3% from the floor so he has been very efficient and smart with his shot selection.

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The Pacers have been the better team up to this point and the Grizzlies are dealing with some injuries to key players so I think that this spread is a bit too low. Without Morant, Memphis should struggle a lot when it comes to generating offense and shot-creating so I think that the Grizzlies will look all out of sorts due to the new rotation. Indiana was also on a winning streak before losing a very close game to Philadelphia so it will be eager to get back on track. Give me the road team as a result.

Prediction: Indiana Pacers

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With Morant out of the lineup for Memphis, I have to take the under. Morant was the heart and soul of Memphis' offense and I expect the Grizzlies to struggle getting open looks for the full 48 minutes without him as a result. Meanwhile, Indiana's offense is not that prolific either so I think that this total is too high. Give me the under.

Prediction: Under

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Indiana has been playing really good basketball lately and Memphis has been playing terribly all season long so I think that the Pacers should be able to get out to a good start on Monday. Indiana has the better offense and defense in this matchup and I think that Memphis will get overwhelmed in the first 24 minutes of this game accordingly. As a result, give me the road team.

Prediction: Indiana Pacers 1H
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Written By Scott Reichel

Scott Reichel is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate with an insane passion for sports. His commitment to endlessly researching statistics helps separate him from other handicappers with regard to MLB, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, NHL and NFL coverage. Scott also shares his passion for sports on StatSalt's YouTube page where he does a daily show called Scott's Selections.