Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (30-16) at Portland Trail Blazers (19-27)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -1 -- Over/Under:
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The Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 18.3 points and 3.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.9 points and 4.4 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last seven road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.3 points and 7.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.5 points and four rebounds. Trevor Ariza is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Pacers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Trail Blazers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Pacers last 10 road games. The over is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall. The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Portland and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both of these teams are banged up to all hell, so you can understand why it's near a pick em. The Indiana Pacers are the better and more consistent team, but the Portland Trail Blazers are getting a major boost with the expected return of CJ McCollum. Because of CJ coming back and with the Trail Blazers at home, I'll side with them to get the victory.