Pacers vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 3/12/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (45-19) vs Indiana Pacers (36-30)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5 -- Over/Under: 235.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have been in decent form as they've won six of their last 10 games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after running over the Magic in a 111-97 road win on Sunday. Pascal Siakam and Tyrese Haliburton led the team with 20 points apiece, Obi Toppin and TJ McConnell scored 17 points each while Aaron Nesmith chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Pacers shot 48 percent from the field and eight of 23 from the 3-point line as they got off to a slow start and scored just 18 points in the first quarter to trail going into halftime, before they exploded for 39 points in the third quarter to erase a 15-point deficit and take the lead for good.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in red-hot form as they've won 10 of their last 12 games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight win after blowing past the depleted Grizzlies in a 124-93 home win on Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 23 points and six assists, Cason Wallace added 22 points off the bench while Josh Giddey tallied 16 points with 10 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Thunder shot 52 percent from the field and a sizzling 21 of 47 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early and were always in control after pouring in 38 points in the first quarter to jump out to the early double digit lead. OKC will meet the Mavs, Grizzlies, and Jazz after this one.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.1) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren rank 3rd in the league for total steals + blocks (200) this season.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Haliburton ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assists per game (11.3) this season.
  • Aaron Nesmith ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (45.0%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (12.3).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.8).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (123.1).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.6).

Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction

The Pacers are still shorthanded with Bennedict Mathurin and Doug McDermott still out, while the Thunder are keeping an eye on Jalen Williams who is questionable due to a sprained right ankle. The Pacers come into this meeting with some decent momentum after taking down the Magic in their last outing, but the Thunder have been on fire and they've been one of the most consistent teams all season. This is the first time these two teams are meeting this season, but while I wouldn't be shocked if the Pacers pulled off the upset, I think the Thunder are justified favorites, especially at home where they are 26-6 on the season. The line is reasonable for this one, so I'm sticking with the Thunder to get the job done at home.

 

Peter’s Pick Oklahoma City -6.5

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