Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 3/31/14
San Antonio Spurs (57-16) at Indiana Pacers (52-21)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs take a trip to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to battle the Indiana Pacers tonight.
The Spurs will be riding into town on the back of their 17th straight win after making light work of the shorthanded Pelicans on Saturday. Marco Belinelli led the way with 18 points while Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili added 15 points each as the Spurs stormed out to an early lead and cruised to an 96-80 victory. However, it's hard to get too excited about the win because the Pelicans were without Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson so a double digit win was always on the cards. With the win, San Antonio stays 3 1/2 games clear of Oklahoma City with just nine games left to play.
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Atop the Eastern Conference sit the Pacers who have lost four of their last six and are coming off a 91-78 upset loss against the Wizards. In an ugly shooting performance, Paul George scored a team-high 19 points but shot just six for 22 as the Pacers shot just 35.4 percent from the field which has become a trend lately as they've averaged just 81.1 points in their last six games, well below their season average of 97.3 points per game. With Indiana's slump in form, the door is left open for Miami to make up the 1 1/2 game lead and overtake them in the standings.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 6-0 ATS in their last six road games, while the Pacers are 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games home games.
Head to head, the Home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Indiana.
How can you resist taking the hottest team in the league against the struggling Pacers?