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Pacers open as NBA underdog vs Thunder

Indiana PacersOklahoma City Thunder
March 2, 8:00 PM | Ford Center

Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

27-32TEAM RECORD36-22

The Thunder will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Pacers at Ford Center in NBA wagering action.

The Thunder sport records of 36-22 and 29-29 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 27-32 and 27-29-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-24 for the Thunder and 26-32-1 for the Pacers.

View Indiana vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pacers listed as 7-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 210.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-101 victory for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 104.2 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 17 at 99.9 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.3 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 109-100 winner at home against the Warriors. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Indiana got 27 points from Danny Granger en route to a 109-100 victory over Golden State on Tuesday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Oklahoma City was a 90-87 loser in its last match at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 177 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Thunder endured a 90-87 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Sunday, despite a 22-point effort from Russell Westbrook at Ford Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pacers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Indiana is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Oklahoma City is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Indiana at Dallas, Friday, March 4
Oklahoma City at Atlanta, Friday, March 4