|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NBAOne of the late games on Thursday night in the NBA features the Indiana Pacers taking on the Portland Trail Blazers. The game at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter is scheduled for a 10:00 PM ET tip-off time, and will be televised on Comcast. A few hours before gametime, the Pacers are a slight road favorite.
The Pacers are 12-5 SU and 12-5 ATS so far this season. They are 6-3 on the road, and eight of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other nine going UNDER. They are coming off of a 103-91 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, where they won against the spread as 2 point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 202 point line set by oddsmakers for that game.
The Trail Blazers are 7-12 SU and 9-10 ATS overall this year. They are 4-5 at home, and ten of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other nine going UNDER. They are coming off of a 115-112 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks, where they lost against the spread as 1 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 201 point line set by the sportsbook.
Indiana is 7-1 ATS on the road, and 12-2 ATS overall lately. They are 9-2 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 1-4 ATS against the Northwest Division. They are 1-5 ATS against Western Conference opponents. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games after a win spreadwise, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 against the Northwest Division. The total has gone UNDER in 17 of their lat 24 games on Thursday night.
Portland is 14-6 ATS on Thursday night, and 1-5 ATS against the Central Division. They are 0-7 ATS against the Eastern Conference, and 2-5 ATS at home against teams with a winning road record. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 8 games after a loss spreadwise, and UNDER in 10 of their last 13 against the Central Division. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 8 on Thursday night, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 games at home.
Between these teams, the Pacers are 1-4 ATS lately, and 7-3 ATS when playing in Portland. The favorite is 13-6 ATS in this series. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10 meetings, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 matchups in Portland.
They last met in December 2014, when the Trail Blazers won 95-85, and won against the spread as 5 point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 192 ½ point line set by the sports betting sites.
For tonight's game, the Pacers are a 2 ½ point road favorite. The over/under is set at 202 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Pacers are listed as a -140, while the Trail Blazers are a +120.