Trail Blazers seek a victory in Indiana
The Portland Trail Blazers will be looking to go 2-0 both SU and ATS against the Indiana Pacers on the season as those teams meet in marquee NBA betting action on Friday night.
The Pacers fell 106-102 as a 1-point road favorite on the NBA odds when they hit the hardwood against the Blazers for the first time this season on December 2.
That made Portland 7-3 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in its 10 most recent games against Indiana.
The Pacers bring a 38-10 record (31-17 ATS) to the battle against the 35-14 Trail Blazers, who are 26-23 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 19-28-1 so far and the Trail Blazers go 30-18-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Pacers and the No. 9-ranked Trail Blazers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-97 result in favor of the Pacers.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 94-90 winner as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Portland got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Nicolas Batum en route to a 94-90 victory over New York on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Indiana was an 89-85 winner in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 174 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta was victimized for 22 points and 10 rebounds by David West as the Pacers defeated the Hawks 89-85 in NBA action on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.38 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 26 at 103.06 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 45.37% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.17% per game.
A few Trail Blazers at Pacers trends to consider:
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Indiana is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Portland at Minnesota, Saturday, February 8th
Indiana at Orlando, Sunday, February 9th