Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (11-5) at Portland Trail Blazers (7-12)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +2 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers travel to the Moda Center to take on the Portland Trailblazers tonight.
The Trailblazers have lost three of their last four and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the Mavericks by 115-112 in overtime on Tuesday. Damian Lillard led the team with 25 points and 10 assists, Meyers Leonard added 23 points, Gerald Henderson had 20 points while Allen Crabbe had 18 points, but it still wasn't enough to get past the Mavericks who had two trusty veterans in Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams. CJ McCollum had his worst game of the season, scoring just 11 points on four of 21 shooting. With the loss, Portland falls to 7-12 on the season and 4-5 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Pacers have been on an absolute tear lately, winning nine of their last 10 including their last six straight. Last night, Paul George poured in 31 points, Rodney Stuckey added 18 points while Ian Mahinmi added 14 points as the Pacers beat the Clippers by 103-91 on the road. Monta Ellis is still a work in progress as he had just 10 points in 34 minutes of court time so it's scary to think how good the Pacers can be once Ellis finds his spot in the offense as they're already 12-5 on the season and 6-3 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall, while the Blazers are 0-7 ATS in their last seven against the Eastern Conference and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the Pacers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall but a healthy 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland.
The Blazers have been a tricky team to beat at home all season, but with Paul George on fire, the Pacers really are one of the hottest teams in the league, so there's no way I'm backing against them.