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Pacers get home game against Spurs

The Indiana Pacers will be looking to sweep their season series against the San Antonio Spurs both SU and ATS when those championship contenders hit the hardwood on Monday.

Indiana topped San Antonio 111-100 as a 4-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks in the first meeting of the season between the teams on December 7. That game turned out to be an OVER result on the NBA totals.

Indiana battles the Spurs, currently with a 57-16 mark (40-33 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 29-43-2 for the Pacers and 41-32 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 190 at BetOnline and other shops.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pacers rated this week at No. 18 and the Spurs sitting at No. 1. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-96 result in favor of the Spurs today.

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The Spurs were a 96-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pelicans. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Spurs got 18 points from Marco Belinelli as San Antonio ran past New Orleans 96-80 on Saturday at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 90-76 loser as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Indiana got 15 points from Paul George but lost anyway 90-76 against the Cavaliers on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 97.03 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 4 at 97.4 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 44.77% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 48.94% per game.

Next up:
San Antonio home to Golden State, Wednesday, April 2nd
Indiana home to Detroit, Wednesday, April 2nd

 

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