The Portland Trail Blazers (12-11) are favorites by five points over the Indiana Pacers (12-10) on December 4, 2022 at Moda Center in a matchup of two of the NBA’s best shooters. The Trail Blazers’ Simons makes 4.2 treys per game (second in league), while the Pacers’ Hield hits 3.4 (fifth). The over/under is set as 233 points in this contest.
How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Pacers
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -207 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +173 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 233 points.
Trail Blazers vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, December 4, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Arena: Moda Center
Trail Blazers vs. Pacers Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Trail Blazers are 13-9-1 this year. Portland has come away with three wins in the six contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over on 10 of 22 set point totals.
The Pacers have 13 wins against the spread in 22 games this season. Indiana has won eight of the 16 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (50%). Pacers games this year have hit the over on 11 of 22 set point totals (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Trail Blazers: John Butler: Out (Illness), Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Drew Eubanks: Questionable (Hip), Damian Lillard: Questionable (Calf), Josh Hart: Questionable (Ankle), Keon Johnson: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Gary Payton: Out (Abdomen)
Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: Questionable (Groin), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee), Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland is scoring 110 points per game (22nd-ranked in NBA) this season, while surrendering 111.4 points per contest (11th-ranked). In home games, the Trail Blazers are scoring 6.5 more points per game (114) than they are in road games (107.5). The Trail Blazers have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 111 points per game in their last 10 outings, one point more than the 110 they’ve scored this season.
Portland is draining 11.9 treys per game (13th-ranked in league). It has a 38.1% shooting percentage (sixth-ranked) from three-point land. The Trail Blazers are attempting 52.5 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 62.8% of the shots they’ve taken (and 69.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.2 treys per contest, which are 37.2% of their shots (and 30.4% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
Offensively Indiana is the eighth-ranked squad in the league (115.8 points per game). On defense it is fifth-worst (116.5 points allowed per game). The Pacers are putting up more points at home (118 per game) than on the road (113.5). Over their past 10 games, the Pacers are scoring 113.9 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.8.
Indiana is the fourth-best team in the league in 3-pointers made (14.5 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). In 2022-23, the Pacers have taken 44.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 55.5% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 35.4% of the Pacers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 64.6% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Trail Blazers, and we project that Pacers will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233 points.
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