Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (7-4) vs Indiana Pacers (7-4)
Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 114.6 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 22.5 points and 7.5 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 21.8 points and 12.5 rebounds. Victor Oladipo is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 117.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 28.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 26.1 points and 6.4 assists. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Enes Kanter is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 17-39 ATS in their last 56 Thursday games. The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 22-9 ATS in their last 31 Thursday games. The under is 16-5 in Pacers last 21 Thursday games. The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 Thursday games. The Pacers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing their best basketball of the young season and have Lillard and CJ cooking. The Indiana Pacers have been hit or miss their last several games, and now they won't have Oladipo on the floor. I'm not sure if Caris LeVert is going to be cleared in time to play for this contest. Either way, it's hard not to get on the Trail Blazers bandwagon and lay the bucket with them at home.