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Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/14/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -1 -- Over/Under: 222
TV Channel
FSIN, FSOK
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NBA | Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28.2 points and 8.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.1 points and 10.5 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Indiana Pacers could use a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.8 points and 1.8 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.1 points and 9.2 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Matthews is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last eight home games.

The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 overall. The under is 7-2 in Thunder last 9 overall.

The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't been great on the road lately and are on the end of a back to back, but they're still the better team in this matchup and are playing a Pacers team that's shown signs of falling off lately. The Pacers haven't shot the ball in their last eight games and the lack of scoring options has been an issue, as they can go long stretches without scoring. The Thunder are a team that's fighting for the third seed in the West and at full strength, this is a game they should be able to win.

Pick:
Oklahoma City Thunder +1

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