Thunder vs. Pacers Prediction

Will favored Pacers cash for bettors when they host the Thunder? 2/6/17

Will the Pacers cash as a slight home favorite tonight when they host the Thunder at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pacers are 4.5-point home favorites versus the Thunder after the point spread opened at 3.5. As for the total, the number hit the board at 213.5 before falling to 211.

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The Thunder have split over their last 10 games, going 5-5 on both the hardwood and at the betting window. That said, they've won back-to-back games, beating the Grizzlies 114-102 and the Trail Blazers 105-99. In the win over Portland on Sunday, Russell Westbrook finished with 42 points, eight assists, four rebounds and on 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

As for the Pacers, they've won seven of their last 10 games and are 6-3-1 against the spread over that span. They've also won six straight, with their latest victory coming Saturday night over the Pistons as a 3-point home favorite. Indiana has also covered the spread in four straight games as well. In the win over Detroit, C.J. Miles scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Thunder are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and are 10-2 at the betting window in their last 12 games when their starting five players combine for more than 160 minutes the previous day. The Pacers, meanwhile, are just 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games versus Northwest opponents and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games played on Monday.

 

MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER +4.5

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