At 10:00 ET, the Pacers (-199) will travel to take on the Trail Blazers (+163) at the Moda Center in Portland. This non-conference matchup will be shown on ROOT.

Indiana is 7th in the Eastern Conference, while Portland is 14th in the West. The Pacers (24-17) are currently favored by 4.5 points over the Trail Blazers (11-29).

INDIANA PACERS VS PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Pacers -4.5

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, January 19th.

WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-105 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Myles Turner finishing with Myles Turner points, 7 rebounds and 1 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.7% and knocking down 8 threes.

Will the Pacers Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 26-15, and their games have averaged 249 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 238.5.

The Pacers have gone 6-1 in games with lower over/under lines than 238.5 this season, with 32 of their games having higher O/U lines. This year, their games have averaged an over/under line of 244.3.

Indiana’s last game against the Kings had an over/under line of 244, and the teams combined for 247 points. The Pacers won the game by a score of 126-121 as 8.5-point underdogs.

As the favorite, Indiana has a scoring differential of +10 points per game. Overall, they are 11-7 as the favorite and have won four straight games as the favorite. Against the spread, they are 10-8 as the favorite.

In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers are currently in 7th place with a record of 24-17. Within the Central Division, they are in 3rd place. On the road, Indiana is 11-9 straight up and 12-8 ATS.

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top team in the NBA, averaging 125.6 points per game. This includes their performance on the road, where they are also first in the league with 123.6 points per game.

Indiana’s offense has been efficient all season, as they are shooting 50% from the field, which is tops in the NBA. They are also one of the best three-point shooting teams, connecting on 38% of their attempts.

So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 75.6% of their games. They are also the league leaders in assists, averaging 31.1 per game. In terms of pace, Indiana is second in the NBA at 102.2 possessions per contest.

The Pacers’ defense is presently ranked 29th in the league, allowing an average of 123.4 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.4% and allowing 38.1% from beyond the arc.

Taking a Look at the Trail Blazers Chances at Home

In their last game, the Blazers picked up a 105-103 win over the Nets. Portland was 5-point underdogs going into the game, and they covered the spread to improve their ATS record to 18-22. The combined scoring total of 208 was well below the O/U line of 221.5.

Today, the Blazers are 4.5-point underdogs against the Pacers. This season, Portland has been the underdog in 36 of their 40 games. As the underdog, they have gone 10-26 straight-up and 17-19 vs. the spread.

Portland’s O/U record for the season is 17-22-1. In their games this year, the average combined scoring total is 224 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 238.5.

So far, the Blazers are 11-29 overall, which puts them 14th in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 5-23 and 1-6 in their division. At home, they are 6-12 and 8-10 vs. the spread.

Portland’s offense has struggled this season, ranking 30th in both points per game (107.2) and field goal percentage (43%). At home, they are averaging 110.6 points per game.

The Blazers have been one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the NBA, hitting just 35% of their attempts (20th). Overall, they are 18th in three-pointers made per game (12.3).

When it comes to pace, Portland is 18th in the league at 98.6 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are dead last in the NBA, averaging just 22.2 per game.

On defense, the Trail Blazers come into the game ranked 19th in the league in points allowed at 116.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 115.3 points per contest (8th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Trail Blazers are forcing 14.3 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 23rd in blocked shots at 4.5 per game.