San Antonio Spurs (0-1) vs. Indiana Pacers (0-1)
October 21, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3; Over/Under: 231
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The San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The San Antonio Spurs look for their first win of the season. The Indiana Pacers also need a win to get to a .500 record.
The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 129 points on 51.1 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Jakob Poeltl is averaging 14 points and 2 assists. Tre Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 20.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 44.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 26 points and 4 rebounds, while Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 19 points and 7 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Smith is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pacers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Spurs last 7 Friday games. The over is 7-1 in Pacers last 8 overall. The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are going to make a case as the worst team in the league and if their season is an indication of things to come… Yikes. The Indiana Pacers had their issues in their opener as well, but there’s talent on this roster and the offense should come along at some point. We’re not being asked to lay much, and the Pacers are comfortably the more talented team. Give me the Pacers.