(561) Oklahoma City vs. Indiana (562)
PICK: pinnacle @ Under 218 (-101)
DATE: March 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM
STAR RATING: 9.0
EXPERT: Experts Consensus
EVALUATION: Win (900) - Final Total 214
3 of 4 Experts (75%) with a pick on the total are aligned. 9* play on the Oklahoma City vs Indiana UNDER (Total).
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These are two of the better defensive teams in the league. Both are top five in efficiency. Indiana is #2 in scoring, giving up just 103.9 points per game. Oklahoma City held Brooklyn under 100 points last evening, a crucial win for them. Coupled with Houston's loss to Golden State, the Thunder have moved back into a third place tie with the Rockets out West. In the East, the Pacers are trying to track down the three seed themselves. Expect a competitive game tonight and not many points scored. It wasn't just last night that OKC turned up the heat defensively. As already noted, this is a top five team in defensive efficiency. Before holding Brooklyn to 96 points last night, they held Utah to just 89 the game before that. They've gone Under in three straight. Indiana has either allowed or scored less than 100 in four straight, all Unders as well. The Under is 8-2 in Oklahoma CIty's last 10 games overall. Indiana is the #2 Under team in the league right now, trailing only Memphis.
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The Thunder come into Indiana as winners of four of their last six. They held opponents to less than 100 points in three of those four wins. The Pacers know a thing or two about playing defense, ranking first overall in the NBA in opponent's scoring average. Indiana is 2-2 in it's last four games, failing to score 100 points in each of the losses and holding opponents to fewer than 100 points in each of the wins. With both teams gearing up for a playoff run, don't expect any easy buckets here in tonight's game.
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The Indiana Pacers should be farily well rested here following 103-98 win over New York at home Tuesday night.
They've struggled to put points on the board of late though, averaging only 98.8 ppg through their last four but have limited opponents to a league-best 103.9 ppg on the season.
Under is 24-11 in Pacers' games home at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. They enter this contest off four straight unders and under is 16-5 in Pacers' games after three or more consecutive unders this season.
The OKC Thunder will be playing on no rest after defeating the Nets last night. They have failed to cover the spread in each of their last three playing on zero days rest while Indiana is 4-0 in its last four against opponents playing on back-to-back nights. Under is 13-3 in OKC's games as underdogs this season and 19-10 when playing against a team with a winning record.
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Best of luck!