Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers - 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 -8 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and the Portland Trailblazers do battle tonight at the Moda Center.
The Pacers will be aiming for a third straight win tonight after dominating the Clippers in a 91-70 upset on Sunday. Myles Turner and Glenn Robinson III led the team with 17 points each while Al Jefferson chipped in with 16 points off the bench as the Pacers suffocated the Clippers and held the hottest team to their lowest point total of the season. Add to that the fact that Paul George sat out with soreness in his back and you can mark this game down as a real turning point for the Pacers who improve to 9-9 overall and 8-4 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Trailblazers have really cooled off after a hot start to the season as they've lost six of their last eight games including a 130-114 defeat to the Rockets on Sunday. CJ McCollum led the team with 28 points and seven assists, Damian Lillard added 27 points with five assists while Maurice Harkless had 18 points but the Blazers really let themselves down on the defensive end as they allowed the Rockets to shoot a sizzling 56 percent from the field and 17 of 36 from the 3-point line. With the loss, Portland falls to 9-10 overall and 5-4 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 12-0 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing 75 points or less in their previous game, 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a win of more than 10 points but just 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, while the Blazers are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games.
Head to head, the Pacers are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings and the Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Blazers will be desperate to string together a couple wins and finally get on a roll, but now they're coming up against an in-form Pacers team who are fresh off a win over the Clippers. This is a tough one to pick, so while I like the Blazers to win this game, I'm sticking with the Pacers and the points as I think it'll be a close one.