Thunder vs Pacers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (21-23) square off against the Indiana Pacers (23-22) as 4.5-point favorites on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BSO. The matchup has a 238 point total.

How to bet Thunder vs. Pacers

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -168 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +143 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 238 points.

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Thunder vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Thunder vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Thunder are 28-16-0 against the spread this season. Oklahoma City has been the favorite in 11 games this season and has come away with the win four times (36.4%) in those contests. The Thunder have gone over the point total in 55.6% of their opportunities this year (25 times in 45 games with a set point total).

The Pacers are 26-18-1 against the spread this season. Indiana has been the underdog on the moneyline 35 total times this season. Indy has finished 16-19 in those games. Pacers games this season have hit the over 48.9% of the time (22 out of 45 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 40 30.7 4.9 5.5 1.7 1.1 1
Josh Giddey 39 16 8 5.7 0.6 0.5 1.1
Luguentz Dort 43 14.1 4.2 2.3 1 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 40 11.7 3.9 2.9 1 0.5 0.8
Tre Mann 39 8.4 2.4 1.7 0.7 0.2 1.4

Pacers

Pacers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Buddy Hield 45 18 4.9 2.7 1 0.3 3.9
Myles Turner 36 17.4 7.9 1.5 0.6 2.3 1.5
Bennedict Mathurin 45 17.2 4 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.5
Jalen Smith 43 9.8 6 1.1 0.4 0.9 0.9
Aaron Nesmith 38 9.5 3.8 1.3 0.8 0.4 1.4
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Thunder vs. Pacers Injury Report

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Elbow/Knee), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

With 116.8 points per game on offense, Oklahoma City ranks ninth in the NBA. At the other end, it allows 116 points per contest, which ranks 21st in the league. The Thunder are posting 118.8 points per game in home games. In away games, they are averaging 114.8 points per contest. The Thunder have seen an uptick in scoring recently, putting up 120.1 points per game in their last 10 contests, 3.3 points more than the 116.8 they’ve scored this season.

Oklahoma City is draining 12 threes per game (14th-ranked in NBA) this year, while putting up a 35.7% three-point percentage (17th-ranked). The Thunder are attempting 59.1 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.7% of the shots they’ve taken (and 72.2% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 33.7 threes per contest, which are 36.3% of their shots (and 27.8% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Indiana scores 115.5 points per game and give up 116.3, making them 10th in the NBA on offense and 22nd defensively. At home, the Pacers average 117.9 points per game. On the road, they score 112.7. Over their previous 10 games, the Pacers are putting up 119.3 points per game, 3.8 more than their season average (115.5).

Beyond the arc, Indiana is fifth-best in the league in 3-pointers made per game (14.2). It is 11th in 3-point percentage at 36.5%. The Pacers attempt 43.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 56.7% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 34.4% of the Pacers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 65.6% are 2-pointers.

Thunder vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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