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(24-22) Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs (30-17)
Date: Sunday January 21st
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs -235
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -6
NBA Betting Total: 199
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The Indiana Pacers are playing in their fifth straight road game. The Pacers have lost two in row, and recently took a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, 99-86. San Antonio on the other hand, is currently 13 games above .500, and recently lost at Toronto, 86-83.
San Antonio will be without Kawhi Leonard. He is out with a nagging quad injury.
The last time the Pacers and Spurs shared the court against each other, was October 29th, 2017. Indiana got the three point win at home, 97-94. Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 23 points in the first matchup.
The Indiana Pacers are wrapping up an extended road trip, as they take on the talented San Antonio Spurs. Indiana is on a two game losing streak.
Largely because of the way they have shot the ball. San Antonio shot 38 percent from the floor and eight percent from three point land in the lost to the Lakers.
The Pacers are a decent team, but losing on the road to the Lakers, probably had to do with Indiana enjoying the night life before the game in Los Angeles. Indiana was just 2 of 25 from three in the loss. Victor Oladipo was the only Pacer to show up. He finished with 25 points.
The Pacers remember what happened to them in the first game against the Spurs. Indiana shot 46 percent from the floor, and 45.5 percent from three point range in the win. Victor Oladipo was the difference maker. He led the team in scoring with 23 points.
Aside from the recent two game slide, Indiana is 3-2 over their last five games. Four of which came in consecutive games on the road. Fatigue could be a factor in this game. Expect another solid showing from Oladipo against San Antonio, but they are going to need more than him.
Indiana is allowing 105.7 points per game this season. Good enough for 15th in points allowed this season. This game could be as close as the first matchup.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are still an elite team in the Western conference this year, despite not have all NBA guard Kawhi Leonard. Leonard has played in a total of nine games this year.
He seemed to start slow averaging 16 points per game, and needed more time off after feeling discomfort in his quad. The same injury which held him out to start the year.
The Spurs are 2-3 over thier last five games, and took a recent loss at Toronto. The Spurs shot 34 percent from the floor and 25 percent from three point land without Kawhi Leonard in the loss.
Had Leonard been healthy, the Spurs would have gotten the win. Look for coach Pop to have the Spurs ready to go at home. The Spurs are 19-2 at home this year.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Spurs are allowing 97.6 points per game this year. The top notch defense has the Spurs ranked first in the NBA in points allowed this season. Look for San Antonio’s defense to play a big factor in this game.
Defense from both teams was solid in the first meeting.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Pacers last 5 overall.
- Under is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 road games.
- Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Under is 4-0 in Spurs last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Pacers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
Indiana is trying to get back in the win column, but playing the Spurs on the road is a tall task. Even with Leonard sidelined, Indiana knows how good San Antonio is.
San Antonio has played below average lately. With the Spurs being at home for this game, LaMarcus Aldridge should play well. He is averaging 22.6 points and 8.7 rebounds this year.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs -6
Indiana could keep it close early, but expect San Antonio to come away with the home win, and cover the six point spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Spurs 115 – Pacers 103
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