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Indiana PacersOklahoma City Thunder
18-2December 08, 2013, 07:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena14-4



The Thunder will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Pacers tip off at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday in NBA play.

Supporters of the Pacers have seen them go 18-2 and 15-5 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 14-4 and 9-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 10-8, while the Pacers are 7-13.

View Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Thunder in this one found them as -4.5-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 194.5 at Bovada.

This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-94 victory for the Pacers.

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Indiana won its last outing, a 111-100 result against the Spurs on December 7. The Pacers covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Spurs were burned for 28 points by Paul George on Saturday as the Pacers picked up a 111-100 win at AT&T Center.

The Thunder were a 109-95 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pelicans. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (204) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Durant scored 29 points for Oklahoma City on Friday, leading the Thunder to a 109-95 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 104 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 88.1 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 45.67% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.35% per game.

A few Pacers at Thunder trends to consider:
Indiana is 17-2-1 SU in its last 20 games
Indiana is 8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Indiana home to Miami, Tuesday, December 10th
Oklahoma City at Atlanta, Tuesday, December 10th

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