Oklahoma City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 18 (1/18): NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 18 (1/18): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Pacers money line +150
Pacers spread +4 (-110)
Thunder money line -210
Thunder spread -4 (-110)
Over / under 241

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Indiana Pacers Oklahoma City Thunder
Record 23-22 21-23
Home / road record 8-13 13-9
Streak L4 W3
Points per game 115.00 116.00
Points allowed per game 115.00 116.00
Rebounds per game 42.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 45.00 47.00
Over / under record 22-23 26-17-1
 

Preview

The Indiana Pacers continue on the road and will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Paycom Center on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and they tied 1-1.  

 

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are ranking 3rd in the Central Division and get here with a 23-22 record with a 8-13 record on the road so far. Indiana ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.5% from 3-point range.

Buddy Hield averages 3.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Pacers, scoring 18.0 points while shooting 42.6% from beyond the arc. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 18.1 points and 7.8 assists over the last 10 games for Indiana.

In their last 10 games the Pacers are 5-5, averaging 119.3 points, 42.3 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 7.9 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.3 points.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder get here with a 21-23 record and are 13-9 at home so far this season ranking 4th in the Northwest Division. Oklahoma City ranks third in the Western Conference with 55.4 points per game in the paint led by Gilgeous-Alexander averaging 15.0.

Josh Giddey is averaging 16 points, eight rebounds and 5.7 assists for the Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 26.9 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

In their last 10 games the Thunder are 6-4, averaging 120.1 points, 43.6 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.6 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Indiana are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Oklahoma City.

Indiana are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Oklahoma City.

Indiana are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games on the road.

Indiana are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games.

Oklahoma City are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games against Indiana.

 

Prediction

The Pacers have struggled lately as they have lost 4 games in a row and are still without one of their best players in Haliburton. They are 3-9 in their last 12 games on the road and 3-5 last 8 as underdogs. On the other hand, the Thunder have been on fire lately winning 5 of their last 6 games and have beaten tough teams like the Nets, 76ers. Mavericks and Celtics. They are 14-8 ATS at home this season and have an extra day of rest than the Pacers. Take the Thunder.

 

PICK: Thunder -4 (-110)

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