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April 5, 8:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers Odds

55-20TEAM RECORD48-27

The Pacers will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Thunder at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA wagering action.

The Thunder will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 44-28-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Pacers are 42-33 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Oklahoma City is 34-38-3 on the totals; Indiana is 35-40.

View Oklahoma City vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pacers were listed as 1.5-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 195.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Thunder, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 106-102 victory for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 16 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 7.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 100-88 result against the Spurs on April 4. The Thunder covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 188 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Russell Westbrook went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds leading Oklahoma City over San Antonio, 100-88, on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Pacers were a 109-106 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles was victimized for 26 points and 10 rebounds by Roy Hibbert as the Pacers defeated the Clippers 109-106 in NBA action on Monday.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Thunder at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana's last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to New York, Sunday, April 7
Indiana at Washington, Saturday, April 6

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