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Trail Blazers vs Pacers Betting Preview

Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers
16-1 December 02, 2013, 10:00 | Rose Garden 14-3



Portland looks to cover the Trail Blazers-Pacers pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 14-3 mark when they host Indiana in NBA action.

Portland battles the Pacers, currently with a 16-1 mark (13-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-6 for the Trail Blazers and 5-12 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pacers listed as -1-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 188.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 9 and the Pacers sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-94 result in favor of the Pacers today.

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The Pacers were a 105-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. Paul George scored 27 points for Indiana on Sunday, leading the Pacers to a 105-100 victory over Los Angeles at STAPLES Center.

The Trail Blazers were a 114-108 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 27-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge as Portland ran past Los Angeles 114-108 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 8-rated squad against Indiana's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 4 in the league with 9.76 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 7.41 per outing.

Next up:
Indiana at Utah, Wednesday, December 4th
Portland home to Seattle, Wednesday, December 4th