Pacers vs. Trail Blazers - 2/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (30-28) at Indiana Pacers (31-27)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSMW
The Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers square off Sunday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 45 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.1 points and 7.2 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 21.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and 7.1 rebounds while Monta Ellis is averaging 14 points and 4.7 assists. George Hill is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Jordan Hill is dishing 1.3 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last 10 home games.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pacers are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
You guys know I've been high on this Portland team for a while and they've given us little reason to stop backing them. The Trail Blazers are for real, folks. The Pacers are too incosnsitent to eat chalk in this spot. Portland probably wins outright.