The Indiana Pacers (0-1) take the court against the San Antonio Spurs (0-1) as slight, 1.5-point favorites on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET on BSSW. The matchup’s point total is set at 232.5.
Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Pacers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pacers have -121 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +101 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.
Pacers vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, October 21, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSW
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Pacers vs. Spurs Betting Trends
The Pacers beat the spread 38 times in 82 games last year. Indiana won 45.5% of the games last season in which it was the moneyline favorite (15-18). Last season, 47 of the Pacers’ 82 games hit the over.
The Spurs covered the spread 44 times in 82 games last season. San Antonio was underdogs in 52 games last season and won 15 (28.8%) of those contests. Out of 82 Spurs games last year, 40 went over the total.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Pacers vs. Spurs Injury Report
Pacers: Aaron Nesmith: Questionable (Foot), Jalen Smith: Questionable (Knee), Myles Turner: Out (Ankle), Daniel Theis: Out (Rest)
Spurs: Joshua Primo: Probable (Knee)
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
At 111.5 points scored per game and 114.9 points allowed last season, Indiana was 14th in the league offensively and 25th defensively. Offensively the Pacers fared better when playing at home last season, averaging 114.2 points per game, compared to 108.7 per game in road games.
Last year, Indiana was 15th in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.2 per game) and 24th in 3-point percentage (34.4%). The Pacers attempted 39.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line last year, and 60.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.3% of the Pacers’ baskets were 3-pointers, and 70.7% were 2-pointers.
What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs
On offense, San Antonio posted 113.2 points per game (eighth-ranked in league) last season. It surrendered 113.0 points per contest at the other end (23rd-ranked). In 2021-22, the Spurs averaged 0.9 more points per game at home (113.6) than away (112.7).
While San Antonio ranked in the bottom five in the NBA in three-pointers per game with 11.3 (fifth-worst), it ranked 16th in the league with a 35.3% three-point percentage. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Spurs took 65.5% two-pointers (accounting for 73.9% of the team’s buckets) and 34.5% from beyond the arc (26.1%).
Pacers vs. Spurs Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Spurs, and we expect that Spurs will cover the spread (Pacers -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.
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