Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers - 11/5/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers - 11/5/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers (3-5) vs Indiana Pacers (3-6)

Game Info: Friday, November 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win to snap a three-game losing streak.

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 111.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 22.3 points and 7 assists, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 20 points and 10.9 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Duarte is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 111 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 23.4 points and 3.8 assists, while Damian Lillard is averaging 19.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 11.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.

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The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Trail Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall. The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland and 3-14 ATS in the last 17 meetings.

The Portland Trail Blazers usually play their best ball at home, but they're not off to their best start overall, and the defense has been sloppy at best. The Indiana Pacers may be 0-4 SU on the road this season, but they're coming off back to back solid wins and the offense has been rather impressive. The Pacers have also covered seven of their last nine games in the underdog role. The Trail Blazers are getting a little too much respect in this contest. Give me the Pacers and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Indiana Pacers +4.5

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