Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 2/27/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (26-33) at Indiana Pacers (34-24)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -10 -- Over/Under: 220
TV: TNT, NSNW
The Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.9 points and four rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost four straight road games.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 18.5 points and 3.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.3 points and 4.9 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana and 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are struggling to keep up with all of these injuries, and it's mainly on the defensive side where they're losing their last five games by an average of 10 points while allowing 49 percent shooting from the field and 41.2 percent shooting from deep. However, the Indiana Pacers have injuries of their own and aren't playing great basketball in their own right, and they only win at home by an average of 4.7 points. It's sink or swim time for the Portland Trail Blazers, and they are 3-0 against the spread as a double-digit underdog. I'm not laying big numbers with the Pacers right now. Give me the Portland Trail Blazers and the free points.