Thunder vs. Pacers Prediction
The Indiana Pacers will welcome former player Paul George back to Bankers Life Fieldhouse when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:05 p.m. ET. With George not quite himself since returning from a right shoulder injury, will the Pacers cover tonight?
7:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 14, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Pacers are 1-point favorites to beat the Thunder. The total, meanwhile, sits at 220.5 points and as of this writing, 54% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Pacers to cover the point spread.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Russell Westbrook made 12-of-23 from the field for 31 points during a 108-96 win over the Nets on Wednesday, adding 12 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, five turnovers and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes. It's his first triple-double of the month and just second since the break after he went for a ridiculous 11 straight before the All-Star Game. Besides the lack of trip-dubs, Westbrook has vastly improved in efficiency since the break, scoring 30.1 points per game on 57.0 TS% compared to 21.7 points per game on 48.4 TS% before the break. While he's still be brutal at the line, Westbrook has been a much better fantasy asset these days.
Indiana Pacers Fantasy Spin
Darren Collison hit 5-of-11 shots and 6-of-6 free throws for 16 points, five rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 31 minutes in Tuesday's 103-98 win over the Knicks. He didn't hit a 3-pointer, but was otherwise pretty stellar in this one. Collison's been alternating good games with bad ones lately, but has now put together two pretty solid stat lines in a row. The Pacers play four times next week, so Collison should be in most lineups starting on Monday.
NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Pacers are winless against the spread in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
With Victor Oladipo out, this isn’t an overly talented Indiana team. They are tough to beat at home and they’ll outwork most teams, but the Thunder look to be coming out of their recent funk. They’ve won consecutive games and four of their last six. They’re also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Pacers while the road team covered in five of the previous six meetings between these two teams.
Thursday NBA Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder +1