Pacers vs. Spurs - 2/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (32-19) at Indiana Pacers (20-32)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +5 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSMW
The San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers play Monday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The San Antonio Spurs have won five of their last seven games and continue their long road trip. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 101.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.9 points and 7.7 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.6 points and 10.1 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.7 assists and Manu Ginobili is shooting 41.9 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 44.6 percent from the field in their last five games and coming off a Sunday loss to the Raptors in which they scored just 82 points. The Spurs would likely want to get a win here considering it would be head coach Gregg Popovich’s 1,000th career victory.
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The Indiana Pacers have won four of their last five games and hope to sneak into the playoff convo. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 95.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 14.7 points and 3.3 assists while David West is averaging 13.1 points and 7.1 rebounds. C.J. Miles is shooting 37.4 percent from the field and Rodney Stuckey is dishing three assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from deep in their last five games. Of course, a lack of offense has been an issue for the Pacers forever, but they’ve won nine of their last 11 games when topping 100 points. Ian Mahinmi is doubtful for this game with an ankle injury.
The Spurs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Given what's at stake in this game and the fact the Spurs played poorly offensively on Sunday, you can expect a Spurs win here. San Antonio doesn't lose many games back to back. Take the Spurs and the reasonable chalk.