Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers Picks, Spread and Prediction

Two of the five best squads of each conference are clashing tonight, when the Portland Trail Blazers (6-4), are hosting the Indiana Pacers (7-4). The hosts are coming red-hot and are looking to extend their currently lengthy winning streak. The guests are coming off a road victory in Golden State and want to turn it into a streak.

Date/Time: 01-14-2021, 22:00 EDT Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -2 Total: +230.5

Blazers have a 6-4 record (5-6 ATS, 5-6 O/U) and are tied for 5th in the West. They have four consecutive wins. In their last game they won the Kings on the road, 132-126, beating the odds. Under is 2-1 in their last 3 games and are 3-1 ATS in their last 4.

Pacers have a 7-4 record (7-4 ATS, 6-5 O/U) and are 4th in the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak. In their last game they won the Warriors on the road, 104-95, beating the odds. Over is 2-1 in their last 3 and are 1-2 ATS in that span.

Blazers are 3-2 at home, while Pacers are 3-1 on the road. Both teams were tied 1-1 wins last season with each team winning at home. Blazers won by 10 and Pacers by 6. Under is 5-1 in their last 6 meetings, with an average total of 211.6 points. Portland has the third-best offense (118.6 to 114.6 ppg) but the fifth-worse defense (116.4 to 110.1 ppg).

Over/Under is +230.5 for this game and I’m going to go with Under today. Only once in their last 7 meetings they have surpassed that total. The Blazers are also playing the second leg of a back-to-back set so expect the tiredness to be a factor.

Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction: Under -230.5 (-111)

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