Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction 3/12/2024

The Indiana Pacers (36-29) travel to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (45-19) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City and televised on BSO. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Pacers vs Thunder

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The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

The Pacers clinched a 111-97 win over the Magic in their previous game. The Pacers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 50-47.

Heading into today’s matchup versus the Thunder, the Pacers are above .500 with a 36-29 record. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked 7th and are 3rd in the Central division.

Against the spread, Indiana have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 34-29 ATS. On the road, the Pacers have an ATS record of 17-14 compared to a 17-15 record vs. the spread at home.

The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Grizzlies, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the top scorer for Oklahoma City, recording 23 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 52.7%. Cason Wallace also added 22 points as the Thunder won the game by a score of 124-93.

As they prepare for today’s game, the Thunder will be looking to add to their three game winning streak. Overall, they are 45-19 on the season. In their 64 games, the Thunder have gone 28-15 against the Western Conference and 17-4 in non-conference games.

Oklahoma City is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 40-24. On the road, the Thunder have an ATS record of 18-14, as opposed to a 22-10 record against the spread when playing at home.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Pacers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 123.1 points per game (1st).

In terms of scoring, the Pacers are the top team in the league, averaging 123.1 points per game. This season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.8% of their games. However, they have scored below their average in their last two games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 8th in the league with a 37% success rate. They are also 10th in three-point makes per game at 13.4. On the season, the Pacers are shooting 50% from the field, which is the best mark in the NBA.

Indiana is the top team in the league when it comes to two-point field goal percentage at 58%. They are also 2nd in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 2nd in the league at 101.5 possessions per game.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

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The Oklahoma City offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 3rd ranked offense at 120.8 points per game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Thunder are one of the top scoring teams in the league, averaging 120.8 points per game (3rd). At home, they are averaging 123.1 points per game.

Oklahoma City has been an excellent three-point shooting team this season, hitting 39% of their attempts (1st). Overall, they are shooting 50% from the field (2nd).

In terms of pace, the Thunder are 12th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game. They are also 12th in assists, averaging 27 per contest.

Pacers Team Defense

On defense, the Pacers come into the game ranked 28th in the league in points allowed at 121.4 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 110 points per contest (24th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pacers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.2% from downtown.

Thunder Team Defense

The Thunder’s defense is presently ranked 12th in the league, allowing an average of 112.9 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.5% and 36.7% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Pacers And Thunder

In today’s game, our projections have Pascal Siakam leading the Pacers with 22 points on 8/16 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.6 points per game along with 6.6 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to be the top scorer for the Thunder. Our projection has him finishing the game with 31, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 54.6%, and he is contributing 31.1 points per game on average.

Pacers vs Thunder Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Indiana has an ATS record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 115 points per game.
  • Through their last five home games, Oklahoma City has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 3-2 while averaging 118 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Indiana has an ATS mark of 6-3-1 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Thunder have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.

Pacers vs Thunder Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +7, the Pacers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 241, and our model predicts the Pacers and Thunder to score a combined 233 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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