The Indiana Pacers (28-35) take to the road to face the San Antonio Spurs (15-47) on Thursday at the AT&T Center. Going into the game, the San Antonio Spurs are ranked 14th in the Western Conference, while the Indiana Pacers are in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Neither team has clinched a playoff spot nor been eliminated either, so this game may produce some epic fireworks.
Form San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs had a rare opportunity to win in their last game against the Utah Jazz, with a final score of 94-102. This win improved their 10-game record to 1-9. They are 9-21 at home and 15-47 for the season.
The San Antonio Spurs are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Thursday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 112.2 points per game. On the other side, the home defense has been middle-of-the-pack, allowing 118.2 points on average in the last five contests and 122.4 points across the season.
Chances of reaching even the Play-In Tournament look unlikely for the San Antonio Spurs. Following their failure to advance past last year’s preliminary playoff competition, they’ve gone 15-47 this season. That leaves the home team 14th in the Western Conference and fourth in the Southwest Division.
Khem Birch, Isaiah Roby, Romeo Langford, Devin Vassell, and Tre Jones are set to miss the San Antonio Spurs game due to injuries.
Form Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers went 28-35 for the season last time out by defeating the Dallas Mavericks 122-124. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 4-6 and are also 2-3 in their last five on the road.
The Indiana Pacers average 115.1 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 121.6 points in their last five matches and 117.5 points this year alone.
Last year, the Indiana Pacers failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 25-57 regular season. They ended up 13th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Central Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the away side 28-35 so far.
Kendall Brown is the only reported injury concern for the Indiana Pacers ahead of Thursday’s game.
After losing the previous round 108-119 on March 2022, the San Antonio Spurs avenged their defeat against the Indiana Pacers on October 2022 by beating them 134-137 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Indiana Pacers boast a 6-4 record against the San Antonio Spurs from their past ten contests, winning six out of ten times on the road.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the San Antonio Spurs pulled off 111.7 points on average per game, whereas Indiana Pacers managed 114.6 points per match.
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- Moneyline (ML): Indiana Pacers (-185) | San Antonio Spurs (+165)
- Against the spread (ATS): Indiana Pacers -4.5 (-110) | San Antonio Spurs +4.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 238.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the Indiana Pacers to win (1.54) on the moneyline.
Heading into Thursday’s contest, the San Antonio Spurs are seen as the weaker team with odds of +165. Although they managed to get a victory on the road, they have had difficulty at home lately, losing five consecutive games at the AT&T Center. The Indiana Pacers seem to have made a positive shift. Their last game was a 122-124 win over the Dallas Mavericks, their second consecutive victory, bringing their record of the past ten games to 4-6. The chances of them achieving a third consecutive win look good, with -185 odds on the moneyline for a road win.
Take the Indiana Pacers to win outright against an out-of-sorts San Antonio Spurs. The visitors are 28-35 for the season and are in brilliant form, winning their last two games straight up.
Against the Spread
Go for the Indiana Pacers -4.5 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The Indiana Pacers open up as the 4.5-point favorites over the San Antonio Spurs, according to the oddsmakers. This implies a tight battle is likely, with a road win possible but not by much. Based on their last ten matchups, the average points margin between the two teams was 10.1 points.
The San Antonio Spurs have gone 25-37 ATS this season and 14-16 ATS at the AT&T Center. Betting on the San Antonio Spurs against the spread has been a bad idea recently. They have failed to cover in four of their last five home games and have a poor record of 2-8 ATS in their last ten games in total.
The Indiana Pacers have gone four games straight covering the spread. Their record for the season is 34-29 ATS. The visitors are 3-7 ATS from their ten most recent road trips and 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Total over 238.5 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
Based on their head-to-head record, the San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers look primed for a high-scoring affair. Both sides have seen plenty of points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 226.3 points between them, including 223.6 points in the last five at the AT&T Center.
For the latest San Antonio Spurs-Indiana Pacers game, the total line is set at 238.5. This is 5.9 points less than the combined 244.4-point average the two teams managed in their last five meetings. Betting on the Over in the total market returns odds of -110.
The total went under in the last two San Antonio Spurs games. Their record for the season is now 33-26 O/U. Betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in three of the last three home matches. The San Antonio Spurs are 4-6 O/U in their last ten home and away matches combined.
The Indiana Pacers are 30-33 O/U against the total this season. Their record on the road is 14-16 O/U. Recently, the visitors have exceeded expectations against the total. Their last five games averaged 230.8 points per game, going over three times.