Indiana Pacers (24-22) at San Antonio Spurs (30-17)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs play host to the Indiana Pacers at the AT&T Center on Sunday night.
The Indiana Pacers have been in decent form as they’ve won five of their last eight games but they will be aiming to put a halt to a two-game skid after falling to the Lakers in a 99-86 road loss on Friday. Victor Oladipo led the team with 25 points on 11 of 26 shooting, Domantas Sabonis finished with a double-double of 15 points with 14 rebounds while Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the Pacers shot just 38 percent from the field and a miserable two of 25 from the three-point line and they were always playing catch-up after getting outscored by 29-14 in the second quarter. Myles Turner sat out his sixth straight game with a right elbow injury and is currently considered week-to-week. With the loss, Indiana dropped to 24-22 overall and 10-12 on the road where they have lost two straight and five of their last seven.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have alternated wins with losses for 12 consecutive games and they will be hoping to bounce back after losing at Toronto by 86-83 on Friday. LaMarcus Aldridge led the team with 17 points and 14 rebounds but shot just six of 25 from the field, Pau Gasol added 15 points with nine rebounds while Patty Mills chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Spurs shot just 34 percent from the field and five of 20 from the three-point line but they just couldn’t get over the hump after falling behind by 14 points in the third quarter. With the loss, San Antonio dropped to 30-17 overall and 11-15 on the road where they have lost three of their last four.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss of more than 10 points. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a loss, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings and the Pacers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
These two teams last met on Oct 29 and it was the Pacers who won by 97-94 thanks to a clutch game-winning three from Oladipo who finished with 23 points. However, the home team has covered in five of the last six meetings and the Pacers have lost their last three games at the AT&T Center so while the Spurs haven’t quite been at their best lately, they will be looking for revenge and I think they’ll be good enough to get the win and cover in this one.