Pacers vs. Thunder Prediction
Will the Oklahoma City Thunder stop their current slide when they take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at 8PM ET?
575 Indiana Pacers vs. 576 Oklahoma City Thunder
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
8PM ET – Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Thunder are favored in this game, as Oklahoma City is getting odds of -6 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 216 points. The public betting for this game currently has 67 percent going on Indiana on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pacers stop slide
Indiana stopped a four-game losing streak on Sunday when the Pacers picked up a 124-88 win at home over Denver. Indiana currently sits in the fourth spot in the East. The Pacers are 45-29 on the season, 17-20 on the road, 37-37 against the spread and 43-31 with the under.
The Pacers have the league’s top defense this season. They are giving up just 103.9 points per game while holding opponents to 44.9 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana is putting up 107.9 points per game while opponents shoot 47.5 percent from the field. Darren Collison is questionable to play in this game due to a quad injury. Bojan Bogdanovic is leading the team with 17.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while Domantas Sabonis is adding 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest.
OKC falls again
Oklahoma City is coming off a 115-103 loss at Memphis on Monday night. The Thunder have lost and failed to cover in five of their last six games. They are currently tied for the last spot in the West right now. OKC is 43-31 on the season, 23-12 at home, 37-37 against the spread and 37-36-1 with the under.
The Thunder are putting up 114.3 points per game this season while shooting 45.3 percent from the field. Defensively, OKC is giving up 111.1 points per game while opponents shoot 45.9 percent from the floor. Paul George is leading the team with 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game while Russell Westbrook is adding 23.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games and 0-5 ATS in their last five Wednesday games.
The Thunder are 15-5 against the spread in their last 20 against Central Division opponents, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss.
Indiana and OKC haven’t been playing good basketball lately, but I think tonight’s game favors the Thunder. Indiana just doesn’t have enough fire power on offense to contend with OKC. The Thunder still have Westbrook and George and those two should be able to produce at home. The Pacers haven’t had their defense translate on the road nearly as well as it does at home.
NBA Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -6