Pacers vs. Clippers Sunday Prediction
Will the Indiana Pacers cover as a 6-point road underdog on Sunday night when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers at 10:00 p.m. ET? Or is there a better play on the board, such as the home favorite or the total, which has been bet down to 222.5 after opening at 223?
547 Indiana Pacers (+6) at 548 Los Angeles Clippers (-6); o/u 225.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Sunrday, January 17, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, LA
Indiana Pacers DFS Spin
Caris LeVert has been ruled out indefinitely after a pre-trade physical revealed a small mass on his left kidney. While the portion of the blockbuster James Harden trade involving the Rockets, Nets and Cavaliers was made official on Friday, the deal between the Pacers and Rockets (involving Victor Oladipo) was held out. And now we know why, as the Pacers announced that LeVert will be out indefinitely due to this kidney issue. LeVert will undergo more tests, and it is unknown how much time he will miss. "On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank the Indiana Pacers for their support and guidance," LeVert said in a statement released by the Pacers. "We are grateful for their extreme thoroughness during the physical process and I am looking forward to joining the team and being part of this great organization as soon as possible."
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Paul George opened up to reporters on Friday night after the Clippers 138-100 beatdown over the Kings. “I'm coming back with vengeance," George said. "I didn't like, not so much of the noise and everything around [the way last season ended], but just the fact that people saw weakness. And I had to answer that.” To PG-13's credit, he's answered the call so far, averaging 25.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game in 2020-21. He also boasts career-high shooting numbers, converting on 50% of his field goals and nearly 52% from beyond the arc, a big reason why he ranks 12th in 9-cat a month into the season.
Pacers vs. Clippers Betting Prediction
The Pacers have covered the spread in 10 of the previous 14 meetings between these two teams and are 6-1 against the number in their last seven road games versus the Clippers. They’re also a perfect 4-0 against the number in their last four games as an underdog and are 4-1 against the number in their last five road games as well. On the other side, the Clippers have failed to cover in seven of their last nine home games and are just 2-7 against the number in their last nine games as a home favorite.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +6