Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (43-36) at Indiana Pacers (36-43)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers tonight.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost six of their last eight games overall but were able to snap a four-game skid with a 116-103 win over the shorthanded Kings on Friday. Russell Westbrook dominated the game with 27 points and 10 assists and had plenty of help as Enes Kanter added 25 points while Dion Waiters chipped in with 22 points. Despite the win, the Thunder are still outside of the playoff picture lookin in as the Pelicans currently hold the last spot in playoff race in the Western Conference.
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Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven and will be going for a fifth straight win after sneaking past the Pistons in a 107-103 win on Friday. CJ Miles sunk five threes to lead all starters with 24 points, but the Pacers got extra punch off the bench in the form of Rodney Stuckey who chipped in 24 points to lift the Pacers to 36-43 on the season. Unfortunately, just like the Thunder, the Pacers are sitting just outside of the playoff picture in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, so each of the last three games will be important.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Pacers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
Head to head, the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Indiana.
This really could be the nail in the coffin for whoever loses this match so you know that this one will be intense right from the tipoff. In terms of picking a winner, history says that the Thunder have won six of eight in the series including their most recent meeting, a 105-92 win back on Feb. 24, but I actually think the Pacers have been playing much better lately and should be good enough to get the job done at home.