Pacers vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, January 6, 2023

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The Indiana Pacers (21-18) are favorites by 2.5 points over the Portland Trail Blazers (19-18) on January 6, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in a matchup of a pair of the NBA’s top shooters. The Pacers’ Hield makes 3.9 3-pointers per contest (second in league), while the Trail Blazers’ Simons hits 3.8 (third). The over/under is 237 points for this matchup.

How to bet Pacers vs. Trail Blazers

Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pacers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Pacers have -126 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +107 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 237 points.

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Pacers vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ROOT
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Pacers vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

In the Pacers’ 39 games this year, they have 24 wins against the spread. Indiana has been victorious in five of the eight contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Pacers games this year have gone over the point total 19 times in 37 opportunities (51.4%).

The Trail Blazers are 20-16-1 against the spread this year. Portland has won 47.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (9-10). Trail Blazers games this season have hit the over on 17 of 37 set point totals (45.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Pacers

Pacers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyrese Haliburton 37 20.6 4 10.2 1.8 0.4 3
Buddy Hield 39 18.1 4.9 2.7 0.9 0.3 3.9
Bennedict Mathurin 39 17.4 3.9 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.6
Myles Turner 33 16.7 7.9 1.5 0.6 2.2 1.5
Jalen Smith 38 10.2 6.3 1 0.4 0.9 1

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 25 27.4 4 7.2 0.9 0.4 4.1
Jerami Grant 35 22.5 4.3 2.7 0.8 0.7 2.7
Anfernee Simons 35 22.4 3 4 0.8 0.2 3.8
Jusuf Nurkic 32 14.3 9.6 2.9 0.8 1 0.8
Josh Hart 35 9.6 8.3 4.1 1.2 0.2 0.7
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Pacers vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report

Trail Blazers: Gary Payton: Questionable (Ankle), Jerami Grant: Questionable (Quadricep), Jusuf Nurkic: Probable (Illness), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Indiana ranks 10th in the NBA with 115.8 points per game so far this season. At the other end of the court, it ranks 20th with 116.1 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Pacers have fared better when playing at home this year, averaging 119.1 points per game, compared to 112.4 per game in road games. The Pacers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 118.2 points per contest compared to the 115.8 they’ve averaged this year.

Indiana sports a 37.2% three-point percentage this year (seventh-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived by making 14.6 threes per contest (fifth-best). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Pacers have taken 56.1% two-pointers (accounting for 64.8% of the team’s buckets) and 43.9% from beyond the arc (35.2%).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is 17th in the NBA in points scored (112.8 per game) and 12th in points conceded (112). The Trail Blazers are putting up more points at home (118.5 per game) than on the road (108.8). The Trail Blazers have played better offensively over their past 10 games, generating 114.8 points per contest, two more than their season average of 112.8.

In 2022-23 Portland is ninth in the league in 3-point makes (12.8 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.2%). The Trail Blazers take 60.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 39.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 68.4% of the Trail Blazers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 31.6% are 3-pointers.

Pacers vs. Trail Blazers Predictions and Pick

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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