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Trail Blazers face Pacers: NBA odds preview

Portland Trail BlazersIndiana Pacers
March 13, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers Odds

20-21TEAM RECORD23-16

Indiana will look to improve on its 23-16 record on Tuesday when they host Portland in NBA odds action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Pacers sport records of 23-16 and 18-21 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 20-21 and 20-21 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-21-1 for the Pacers and 21-20 for the Trail Blazers.

View Portland vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Pacers installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 191.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Trail Blazers, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-98 victory for the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 16-ranked offense (95.1 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 13 at 94.6 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland was a 110-99 winner in its last match on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 209 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 30 points for Portland on Saturday, as they defeated Washington 110-99 at Verizon Center.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 107-94 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pacers got 22 points from Paul George, but it was Orlando that prevailed in a 107-94 final on Sunday at Amway Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Trail Blazers at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Portland
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Portland
Indiana is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland at New York, Wednesday, March 14
Indiana home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 14

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