The Oklahoma City Thunder (38-39) are favorites by 3.5 points when they visit the Indiana Pacers (33-44) on March 31, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The contest pits one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA against one of the poorest defensive squads, as the Thunder are fifth in points scored per game (117.5), while the Pacers are 29th in points allowed (119.1). The over/under is set at 241 points for this matchup.
How to bet Thunder vs. Pacers
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Thunder as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -163 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +139 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 241 points.
Thunder vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 31, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSIN
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Thunder vs. Pacers Betting Trends
In the Thunder’s 77 games this year, they have 45 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has been chosen as the favorite in 26 games this year and has walked away with the win 15 times (57.7%) in those games. The Thunder have eclipsed the over/under in 53.2% of their opportunities this year (41 times in 77 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Pacers are 40-36-1 this season. Indiana has put together a 23-37 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 38.3% of those games). Pacers games this year have hit the over on 39 of 77 set point totals (50.6%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Thunder vs. Pacers Injury Report
Pacers: Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle), Myles Turner: Questionable (Back), Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City is allowing 116.4 points per game this season (19th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on offense, scoring 117.5 points per game (fifth-best). Offensively the Thunder have played better at home this year, putting up 121.1 points per game, compared to 113.8 per game in away games. In their last 10 games, the Thunder have been racking up 113.4 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 117.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Oklahoma City is 13th in the NBA with 12.2 treys per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 17th with a 35.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. In terms of shot breakdown, the Thunder have taken 63.2% two-pointers (accounting for 71.7% of the team’s buckets) and 36.8% from beyond the arc (28.3%).
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
Offensively, Indiana is the 11th-ranked team in the league (115.9 points per game). Defensively, it is second-worst (119.1 points allowed per game). The Pacers average 118.7 points per game at home, and 113.2 on the road. Over their last 10 games, the Pacers are averaging 117 points per game, 1.1 more than their season average (115.9).
Indiana makes 13.6 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.5% from beyond the arc, ranking sixth and 11th, respectively, in the NBA. The Pacers take 41.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 32.4% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 58.5% of their shots, with 67.6% of their makes coming from there.
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