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Blazers' Recent Rocky Play Makes Them a Risky Bet

The Portland Trail Blazers are in the midst of a five-game road trip that’s seen them go 1-2 SU after losing to Memphis and Milwaukee. Damian Lillard and company will look to even things up against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against the Trail Blazers.
  • The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as the underdog.
  • The Pacers are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when they were at home.

The Blazers posted their second-lowest scoring output of the campaign vs Memphis, scoring just 13 while blowing a fourth quarter lead in the 88-86 setback. Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts his club “isn’t a good team right now” after the game.

Indy is another squad that’s struggled to get their year off the ground. The Pacers, who fell to the Dallas Mavericks 111-103 on Friday, have lost nine in a row when they had a chance to move above .500.

The OVER is red-hot when the Pacers take the floor lately. Four of Indiana’s last five have gone above the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Indiana Pacers opened as -2-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 215.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 109-107 win for the Pacers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Trail Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Indiana Pacers are 9-14 ATS. Portland is 16-8 against the points scored total betting line, while Indiana is 13-10 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Portland injuries news.

The Indiana Pacers sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Portland Trail Blazers are at No. 15 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Portland Trail Blazers rank No. 23 in the league with 42.63 per game. That compares with Indiana's No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Indiana is the NBA's No. 26-ranked team at 7.78 per game, while the Portland Trail Blazers rate No. 7 with 10.96 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C.J. McCollum scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Trail Blazers to victory (they lost 88-86 to Memphis at FedExForum on Thursday).

Paul George scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 111-103 to Dallas at American Airlines Center on Friday).

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games
  • Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Indiana is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
  • Indiana is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at Los Angeles, Monday, December 12th
Indiana home to Charlotte, Monday, December 12th

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