We have a four-game slate in the NBA scheduled for Thursday, March 2, including this inter-conference tilt, so make sure you get the best Pacers vs. Spurs betting pick and odds.
Indiana is looking for the third straight win when they visit San Antonio at AT&T Center. The Pacers are -5.5 favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at 241 points. These inter-conference rivals will face for the second time this season; the Spurs won 137-134 in Indianapolis.
Pacers edged the Mavericks in Dallas
The Indiana Pacers (28-35, 34-29-0 ATS) opened their four-game road trip with a pair of victories over the Orlando Magic and Dallas Mavericks. While they didn’t have problems in Florida, the Pacers nearly dropped a win in Dallas. Namely, they had a two-point lead and a couple of free throws with 7.1 seconds remaining, but Andrew Nembhard missed both shots and gave a chance to the Mavs to win. However, Kyrie Irving missed a 25-foot step-back jump shot and the Pacers snatched a 124-122 victory. Indiana was strong from the floor (52.6%) and made 31 free throws opposite Dallas’ 18.
Tyrese Haliburton led the Pacers with 32 points, seven rebounds, and team-high six assists. Myles Turner added 21 points, seven boards, and game-high four blocks, Jordan Nwora scored 16 points, while Jalen Smith chipped in 11 points and game-high nine rebounds.
Spurs finally snapped a losing skid
The San Antonio Spurs (15-47, 25-37-0 ATS) finally managed to end a negative streak of 16 defeats with a 102-94 road win over the Utah Jazz. The Spurs were on a nine-game road trip and now will play eight of the next nine games at home. San Antonio displayed one of the best defensive performances of the campaign by limiting the Jazz to 35.3% from the field and 29.4% from beyond the arc. They also forced 20 turnovers and committed 12 on the other end.
Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 25 points and four rebounds. Doug McDermott scored 19, Jeremy Sochan added 13 points, six boards, and game-high six assists, Devonte’ Graham had 12 points, while Chris Bassey chipped in seven points, team-high ten rebounds, and game-high three blocks.
SG Devin Vassell (knee) is out indefinitely. PG Tre Jones (foot), SG Malaki Branham (hip), SG Romeo Langford (leg), and PF Isaiah Roby (ankle) are questionable to face the Pacers on Thursday.
- 4-0 ATS in the last four games overall
- 15-7 ATS in the last 22 games vs. a team with a losing straight-up record
- 6-1 ATS in the last seven games vs. a team with a winning % below .400
- 5-16 ATS in the last 21 games overall
- 0-4 ATS in the last four home games
- 1-9 ATS in the last ten games playing on one day of rest
Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick
Not only that the Pacers are in better form right now, but they also have a clean bill of health, unlike the Spurs, who are struggling with injuries, especially in the backcourt. Also, while the Spurs are tanking, the Pacers are very much alive in the playoff/play-in race and they must win these types of games. Indiana is averaging 115.1 points per game opposite San Antonio’s 112.2 ppg, but the Spurs’ biggest problem is their porous defense that allows the league-high 122.4 ppg. I am going with the visitors to get a W on Thursday.
Pick: Take the Pacers at -3.5 (-130)
These rivals did provide 271 points in the previous H2H, but I don’t expect to see such a high-scoring affair here. San Antonio is missing some important players and the ones who will be playing instead are not very good, so I believe the hosts will struggle offensively. Indiana’s offense has been excellent of late, though, and I think the Pacers will continue to play well on offense, but San Antonio worries me and that’s why I am opting for a low-scoring tilt. Under is 5-1 in the Pacers’ last six games playing on one day of rest, while Under is 11-3-1 in Indiana’s previous 15 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Pick: Go Under 242.5 points (-130)