San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (16-9) at San Antonio Spurs (23-5)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -8.5 -- Over/Under: 1975. See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSSW
The Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs square off Monday night at the AT&T Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a big road victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 103 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 98.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 26.2 points and 7.8 rebounds while George Hill is averaging 11.7 points and 3.4 assists. C.J. Miles is grabbing three rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing 4.5 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost four straight road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to keep the ball rolling after winning nine of their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 88.9 points on 42 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21 points and 7.5 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 13 points and five assists. LaMarcus Aldridge is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Manu Ginobili is dishing 3.4 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost a regular season home game since March 12th.
The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While the Pacers are playing extremely well and shoot the long ball, it's the Spurs who may be the best team in the league who nobody talks about. In fact, SA has the most wins by double digits. I'll side with the Spurs here.