The Portland Trail Blazers (4-12) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (9-6) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Gainbridge Fieldhouse and televised on BSIN. The Pacers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Trail Blazers vs Pacers
The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Trail Blazers were defeated by the Bucks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 108-102. Despite losin the game straight-up, the Trail Blazers did cover the spread as +13 point underdogs. In terms of the over/under, the combined 210 points was below the over/under line of 232.
Today, the Trail Blazers are entering the action with an overall record of 4-12 and have achieved a 1-2 record over their last three games. Currently, the team is 13th in the Western Conference as well as 5th in the Northwest division.
Against the spread, the Trail Blazers have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 7-9. The Trail Blazers maintain an ATS record of 5-4 on the road, while they have a 2-5 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Pistons, Tyrese Haliburton was the top scorer for the Pacers’ offense, scoring 26 points and shooting 9/23 from the field. Myles Turner also contributed 23 points as the Pacers won by a score of 136-113 vs. the Pistons.
Facing the Trail Blazers today, the Pacers look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 9-6. The Pacers have a 3-2 record on the road this season, compared to their 6-4 record when playing at home.
In terms of the spread, Indiana currently holds an ATS record of 9-6, which is above .500. During this season, Indiana has a 5-4 record against the spread as favorites and 4-2 as underdogs.
Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown
The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 30th ranked scoring offense at 104.2 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Trail Blazers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.1 per contest. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Portland is just 20th in shots made inside the arc.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
The Pacers arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 128.8 points per game (1st). In terms of pace, the Pacers are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 103.5 possessions per game. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 1st team in made field goals per contest.
Trail Blazers Team Defense
At this time, the Trail Blazers’ defense is positioned 14th in the NBA, permitting 112.7 points per game.
In the terms of takeaways, Trail Blazers are causing 15.4 turnovers per game, ranking 27th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 17th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.
Pacers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 125.5 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 73.3% of their games.
On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.6% and allowing 38.3% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Pacers
For today’s matchup, we project Jerami Grant to lead the scoring for the Trail Blazers, putting up 16 points and shooting at a rate of 5/12. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.8 points per game, along with 3.8 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Tyrese Haliburton as the leading scorer for the Pacers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 16 while also collecting 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 50.8% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 25.4 points per game.
Trail Blazers vs Pacers Trends
- Through their last three road contests, the Trail Blazers offense has averaged 102 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Portland posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Indiana has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 123 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Portland has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Pacers have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
The Pacers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 114-99. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Pacers at -12.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 241.5 and given that our model is projecting 213 points between the teams, we like the under.
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