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Pacers host Trail Blazers in basketball action

Portland Trail BlazersIndiana Pacers
Dec 5, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers Odds


Portland travels to Indiana on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 8-10 mark with a victory over the Pacers.

This season the Pacers are 9-9 overall and 9-9 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 8-10 and 7-10-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Indiana is 7-11 on the OU, and Portland is 9-9.

View Portland vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Indiana opened as 4-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 188 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pacers rated this week at No. 12 and the Trail Blazers sitting at No. 27. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-92 result in favor of the Pacers today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 90.3 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.3 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Portland was a 118-112 winner on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (230) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 25-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who added 13 rebounds as Portland ran past Charlotte 118-112 on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Indiana, they were an 80-76 winner as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Pacers covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 156 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago was victimized by Paul George for 34 points as the Pacers defeated the Bulls 80-76 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 1-9
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

A few Trail Blazers at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
Indiana is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Portland
Indiana is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Sacramento, Saturday, December 8
Indiana home to Denver, Friday, December 7