Portland Trail Blazers (3-2) at Indiana Pacers (4-2)
|Date & Time||Monday October 29, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5
The Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers meet Monday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for their second road win of the season to rebound from a slow 3-2 start. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 122.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 33.8 points and 6.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 19.8 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Collins is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 87.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.2 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Indiana Pacers look to remain undefeated at home while building on their solid 4-2 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 111.7 points on 51.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 21.8 points and 4.5 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 44.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last seven home games.
The Trail Blazers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Monday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers seem to have had their road struggles from last season carry over to this year, as they didn't play defense in their Saturday loss to the Miami Heat and have now lost six of their last seven regular season road games. The Indiana Pacers have a winning record despite four of their first six games coming on the road, and they're lighting it up on the offensive end. At home, you have to like the Pacers and the small chalk. I'll continue my fade of the Portland Trail Blazers on the road.