City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 4/5/2024

The Oklahoma City Thunder (52-24) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (43-34) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. Both the Thunder and Pacers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Thunder vs Pacers

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The Thunder Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Thunder conveyed a message to the Celtics with a score of 135-100. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Thunder couldn’t cover the spread as +12 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 229 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Coming into today’s game, the Thunder have an overall record of 52-24. Over their last three games, they are 1-2. When playing on the road, the Thunder are 23-16 compared to 29-8 at home.

Oklahoma City comes in with an overall ATS record of 43-33 so far this season. On the road, the Thunder have an ATS record of 20-19 compared to a 23-14 record vs. the spread at home.

The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pacers were defeated by the Nets in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 115-111. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Pacers also couldn’t meet the spread, coming up short as -7 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 226 points fell short of the set over/under line of 232.5.

When looking at their overall record of 43-34, the Pacers have gone 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Pacers are 23-15 while going 20-19 on the road this season.

Indiana is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 41-34. On the road, the Pacers have an ATS record of 21-17, as opposed to a 20-17 record against the spread when playing at home.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Thunder’s offense is rated 4th in the league in scoring, averaging 119.9 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 119.9 points per game (4th). However, they have scored below the NBA average in 31.6% of their games. On the road, they are averaging 117.1 points per game (6th).

In terms of field goal percentage, the Thunder are one of the most efficient teams in the league, shooting 49% from the field (2nd). They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams, making an average of 13.3 threes per game (9th).

Overall, the Thunder are 9th in pace at 99.5 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 13th in the league with 26.9 per game.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

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The Pacers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 122.7 points per game (1st).

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top-ranked offense in the NBA, averaging 122.7 points per game. At home, they are even better, scoring 124.9 points per game.

Indiana’s offense is built on their ability to get to the basket. They lead the league in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. Overall, they are shooting 50% from the field, which is the best mark in the NBA.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.1% of their games. They are also the top-ranked team in assists, averaging 30.6 per game.

Thunder Team Defense

At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 13th, allowing 113.3 points per game. The Oklahoma City defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.8% of their field goal attempts vs. Oklahoma City.

Pacers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 120.3 points per contest. So far this season, the Pacers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 25.9 times per game vs. Indiana.

Key Players For The Thunder And Pacers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jalen Williams will be the primary scorer for the Thunder, with 19 points and going 8/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 19.5 points per game, in addition to 4 rebounds.

As for Indiana, Pascal Siakam is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pacers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 53.2%, and he is contributing 21.8 points per game on average.

Thunder vs Pacers Trends

  • Across the Thunder last three road games, the team averaged 106 points per game while allowing 118. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Across the Pacers last ten home games, the team averaged 120 points per game while allowing 116. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Oklahoma City has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Pacers have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.

Thunder vs Pacers Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +5.5, we recommend going with the Thunder on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the Thunder and Pacers to reach a combined total of 231 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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