Indiana vs Memphis: prediction for the NBA preseason match
After a defeat to New York (104:125) in the first match Pacers recorded an away victory over Cleveland (109:100). Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis were best players for Indiana in this match. Brogdon scored 28 points, Sabonis - 14 points and collected 10 rebounds.
Pacers will play the match against Memphis without a number of key players. Justin Holiday, Caris LeVert and Kelan Martin won't play in this game. But the absence of Brogdon will be the toughest one for the Pacers.
Memphis is looking great in preseason. After a home defeat to Atlanta (87:91) Grizzlies crushed Detroit (127:92). Ja Morant was the best player in the team. In 26 minutes on the floor Grizzlies' leader scored 24 points. He was supported by Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton. They scored 20 and 16 points respectively.
There are no injuries in Memphis' squad. Steven Adams, Desmond Bane, Jaren Jackson and Tyus Jones. Taylor Jenkins will also rest Melton.
In 2 out of 3 most recent matches Grizzlies scored at least 127 points
In each of three most recent home games Pacers scored more than 109 points
Due to absence of Melton and Bane, Memphis is considered an underdog in this match. But Jenkins' men have a chance to record a victory, because Morant-Jackson-Clarke trio is able to break through any defense.
Pacers will play without Malcolm Brogdon, so visitors will have a chance. We offer to place a risky bet.
Our prediction - Memphis to win
In 2 out of 3 most recent matches Memphis scored at least 127 points. In the previous match Indiana also scored 109 points. We think that match between Grizzlies and Pacers will be high-scoring.
Our second bet is on total over 214,5 points