Pacers vs Trail Blazers odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, March 20 prediction from proven computer model
The Portland Trail Blazers take on the Indiana Pacers at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Indiana is 15-20 at home and 13-13 against Western Conference teams, while the Trail Blazers are 9-25 on the road and won only only one match since February 16. The Trail Blazers’ top three players remain injured in Damian. Lillard (abdomen), Anfernee Simons (knee) and Jusuf Nurkic (foot).
Indiana is favored by eight points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Pacers vs Trail Blazers odds, and the over-under is set at 235. Before we get into the Trail Blazers vs Pacers picks, you’ll want to see NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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- Pacers vs. Trail Blazers split: Pacers -8
- Pacers vs. Trail Blazers over-under: 235 points
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What you need to know about the Pacers
The Pacers avoided a major disappointment in their final game Friday against the Houston Rockets, coming away with a 121-118 win. Pacers center Goga Bitadze had his best game of the season, scoring 23 points and nine rebounds. In Malcolm Brogdon’s second game after missing two games (concussion), he led all Indiana scorers with 25 points. Indiana will want to be a little better from beyond the 3-point line on Sunday, after the Pacers shot just 32.6 percent from downtown on Friday.
The Pacers have been better off the glass in their last three games, averaging 55.7 rebounds per game. Jalen Smith is the Pacers’ best player on the boards since joining the team 15 games ago, with 8.3 rebounds per game. However, Smith is questionable for Sunday’s game with a head injury.
What you need to know about Trail Blazers
The Blazers’ tough run continued Friday, losing 128-123 to the Brooklyn Nets. Portland led 75-62 at the end of the half but couldn’t hold the lead. Brandon Williams finished as Portland’s best player, recording 24 points to go along with five assists and six rebounds. Shooting guard Josh Hart, who had 25 points and seven assists in addition to five boards, was also one of Portland’s top playmakers.
With Nurkic out of action for Portland, the Trail Blazers struggled to come down. Over their last three games, they’ve seen opponents pull 56.3 rebounds per game, which is the third-highest mark in the NBA over that span. Additionally, Portland has allowed 52.7 points in the paint per outing over its last three, which is tied with San Antonio for the sixth-highest rate in the league.
How to Make Trail Blazers vs. Pacers Picks
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