San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/29/2014
Monday, March 31, 7:00 PM on NBAt, FSIN, FSSW
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indiana aims to improve their outstanding home court record when the Spurs come to town Monday in a game that's being billed as a possible NBA Finals preview. The game is not only a measuring stick to see how the two squads match up against each other, the Pacers need to win in a last ditch effort to secure the #1 overall seed in the postseason.
The Spurs have been great wherever they've played this season including an impressive 27-8 road record. San Antonio's last loss came on February 21st in Phoenix at the end of a long 9 game road trip. Since then Tim Duncan & Co. have rattled off 15 straight wins and have gone 8-1 ATS in their last 9. The Spurs have thrived on offensive balance as witnessed by the fact they've had a different leading scorer in 4 straight games. San Antonio has also scored 103 points or more in 8 of their last 10.
The Pacers flexed some muscle with an 84-83 win over Miami on Wednesday to put to rest a streak in which they lost 3 of 4 games. Indiana has been especially bad against the number lately costing backers money in a 2-8 ATS run. While the Pacers do have the advantage of being at home where they're 33-4 on the year , Monday's game comes immediately after a Sunday afternoon tilt in Cleveland.
The teams met up in San Antonio back in December with Indiana getting the road win as 4 point underdogs in a 111-100 victory. 7 players scored in double figures for the Pacers, led by Paul George's 28 points in a game that went way over the 191.5 total.
San Antonio is 22-13-0 ATS on the road this season
San Antonio is 21-14-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Indiana is 20-16-1 ATS at home this season
Indiana is 13-24-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/27/14 G Danny Green Foot questionable
03/25/14 F Matt Bonner Calf out indefinitely
03/28/14 C Roy Hibbert Head proabable
03/26/14 G C.J. Watson Hamstring out indefinitely
03/20/14 C Andrew Bynum Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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