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Pointspread favors Thunder in battle with Pacers

Oklahoma City ThunderIndiana Pacers
April 6, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers Odds

40-14TEAM RECORD33-21

The Pacers will hit the floor running against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Pacers bring a 33-21 record (26-28 ATS) to the battle against the 40-14 Thunder, who are 30-24 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 27-26-1 so far and the Thunder go 26-28.

View Oklahoma City vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 200 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pacers rated this week at No. 8 and the Thunder sitting at No. 2. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 104-101 result in favor of the Thunder today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 96.9 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 18 at 96.7 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.7% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 97 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 98-93 result against the Heat on April 4. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 191 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Oklahoma City got 30 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 98-93 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Indiana won its last outing, a 109-96 result against the Wizards on April 4. The Pacers covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Indiana got 20 points from Danny Granger en route to a 109-96 victory over Washington on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

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

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 14 of Oklahoma City's last 16 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games on the road
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 14 of Indiana's last 16 games when playing Oklahoma City
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Toronto, Sunday, April 8
Indiana home to Boston, Saturday, April 7

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