Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers - 11/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (9-9) at Portland Trail Blazers (9-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers square off Wednesday night in NBA action at the Moda Center on NBATV.
The Indiana Pacers look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 103.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 20.8 points and 3.5 assists while Myles Turner is averaging 14.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Jeff Teague is the third double-digit scorer and C.J. Miles is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers also need a statement victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.2 points and 5.3 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Mason Plumlee is grabbing seven rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last eight home games.
The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 18-5 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 2 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pacers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
If Paul George is going to keep missing games, the Pacers will continue to struggle with teams that can shoot the ball. Say what you want about the Trail Blazers performances recently, but Portland can light it up offensively, especially at home. With no PG13, the Trail Blazers should win this game by double digits. I have no confidence in the Pacers in this spot.