Pacers open as NBA underdog vs Clippers
Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
The Clippers will try to cover the spread at STAPLES Center on Monday when they get a visit from the Pacers in basketball action.
The Clippers sit at 49-25 (40-33-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pacers are currently 47-27 (41-33 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 40-34 OU, and Indiana is 34-40 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Clippers as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 191, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Clippers) and the No. 2 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-100 result in favor of the Clippers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 100.6 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.7 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.6% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.
Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.9 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
The Pacers were a 112-104 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (216) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pacers got a 25-point performance from Paul George as Indiana ran past Phoenix 112-104 on Saturday at US Airways Center.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 98-81 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 19 points from Chris Paul but lost anyway 98-81 against the Rockets on Saturday at Toyota Center.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few Pacers at Clippers trends to consider:
Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Indiana's last 16 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the LA Clippers last 16 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 12 games when playing at home against Indiana
Indiana home to Oklahoma City, Friday, April 5
LA Clippers home to Phoenix, Wednesday, April 3