Spurs vs. Pacers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Spurs are listed as a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 209 points.
San Antonio comes in with a 4-1 record after a 114-87 loss at the Magic. Indiana is 2-3 following a 114-96 defeat at the Thunder. The Spurs won both of last year’s meetings straight up, but the Pacers covered the spread both times. The over-under went 1-1.
In San Antonio’s loss, LaMarcus Aldridge tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way. Pau Gasol had 12 points and 11 boards. Patty Mills scored 12 off the bench. The Spurs were outscored 61-34 in the first half.
Indiana was paced by Victor Oladipo at OKC as he accounted for 35 points and five rebounds against his former team. Darren Collison scored 18, while Thaddeus Young added 14 points. Indiana was outscored 60-48 in the second half.
San Antonio is 2-5 ATS in its last seven meetings in Indiana. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has a way of getting through to his players after an effort was substandard or awful. The Orlando game fits that bill. Look for San Antonio to come out firing on all cylinders. It also helps that the Pacers will be on the back end of a back-to-back with travel.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -6.5