Los Angeles Clippers (38-33) at Indiana Pacers (41-31)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Los Angeles Clippers need another win to stay in the playoff race after losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 22.8 points and 5.4 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 18.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Austin Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last eight road games.
The Indiana Pacers look for a victory to fight for playoff position after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.3 points and 4.1 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 13.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.3 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven home games.
The Clippers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Friday games, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are fighting for their playoff lives and have no room for error, while the Indiana Pacers are fighting for playoff position and could earn the No. 3 seed if they can finish strong down the stretch. The Clippers have been good against the number on the road this season, but they're a very inconsistent team overall and come into this contest allowing 117.4 points on 49 percent shooting in their last five games. The Pacers have been good at home this season SU and are 10-4 ATS overall when a favorite of less than four points. I'll lay the bucket with the Pacers.