Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 5 (12/5): NBA

Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 5 (12/5): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:30 p.m. EST
Trail Blazers money line +200
Trail Blazers spread +5.5 (-110)
Pacers money line -240
Pacers spread -5.5 (-110)
Over / under 223.4

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Portland Trail Blazers Indiana Pacers
Record 11-10 7-12
Road / home record 7-6 5-6
Streak L1 W1
Points per game 109.78 112.00
Points allowed per game 110.00 114.00
Rebounds per game 42.00 41.00
Rebounds allowed per game 41.00 47.00
Over / under record 9-11-1 9-10
 

Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers will travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers at the Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday night. These teams already faced each other last month in L.A. where the Blazers took the win 106-104 covering the spread as +4 pts underdogs. 

 

Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers have lost 6 of their last 7y games and are 4-4 at home so far with a 11-10 record overall ranking 2nd in the Northwest division. In their last game on the road they lost 118-112 against the Clippers. The Trail Blazers are 8-5 in Western Conference play. Portland has a 4-4 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

Nurkic is averaging 14.6 points and 10 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 20.9 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

The team is  3-7, averaging 110.3 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.0 points.

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are ranking 4th in the Central Division and get here with a 4-5 record with a 2-2 record at home so far. In their last game at home they beat the Miami Heat 101-99. Buddy Hield scored 25 points, Bennedict Mathurin had 23 points and Tyrese Haliburton scored 22. Haliburton added nine assists and nine rebounds, just missing a triple double.

Tyrese Haliburton leads the team averaging 21.9 points and 9.3 assists per game for the Pacers. J. Smith is averaging 7.8 rebounds per game for Indiana.

In their last 10 games the Pacers are 4-6, averaging 116.8 points, 52.0 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 9.2 steals and 8.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.1 points

 

BETTING TRENDS

Portland are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games.

Portland are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

Portland are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against LA Pacers.

Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Pacers' last 5 games.

Pacers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Pacers' last 8 games against Portland.

 

Prediction

The Blazers have been struggling without their All Star Dame Lillard who's still out for another week as they have lost 6 of their last 8 games . Portland have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games. The Pacers have been up and down this season but they have been playing better lately and lost in the last second agianst the Pacers. I like the Pacers to take care of businees at home this time.

PICK: Pacers -5.5 (-110)

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