Pacers vs. Thunder - 3/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (47-22) at Indiana Pacers (36-32)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +4 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSMW
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28 points and 8.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24 points and 10.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.3 points and seven rebounds while Monta Ellis is averaging 14.4 points and 4.8 assists. George Hill is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Jordan Hill is dishing 1.2 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last 10 home games.
The Thunder are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following a straight up win and 20-7-2 ATS in their last 29 Saturday games. The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Pacers have the offensive firepower to hang with the Thunder, especially with OKC playing Friday night. This is also a bigger game for Indiana given the way the East is looking right now. I don't love this game, but this is one the Pacers should show up big.