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Portland Trailblazers vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Line Prediction

Time: 7 PM EST Friday February 7, 2014, ESPN

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana Pacers host the Portland Trailblazers in a non-conference match up.

In their last games: The Blazers beat the New York Knicks 94-90 and the Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-85.

Even though the All Star duo of Le Marcus Aldridge and Damien Lillard struggled in the Kicks win and overall the Blazers did not shoot well they played good defense holding the Knicks to only 40% shooting.

The Pacers did not have the bets game against the Hawks, but rode their defense to a win and outscored Atlanta by 12 in the 3rd quarter.

Earlier this season in Portland the Blazers beat the Pacers 106-102.


Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The home team has covered the spread in the last 5 games between these 2 teams.

The Pacers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games against the Blazers.

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone under 5 times.

The Blazers have the highest scoring team in the league and they will be facing the Pacers and their top-ranked defense.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Indiana -6
Total Line: 195.5
Money Line: Trailblazers OFF / Pacers OFF

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Portland Blazers: 35-14 SU 26-23 ATS
Indiana Pacers: 38-10 SU 31-17 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• PORT is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
• PORT is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• PORT has an Under record of 6-1-1 in their last 8 games.
• IND is 25-9 ATS in their last 34 home games.
• IND is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• IND has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Portland Blazers: 94.47
Indiana Pacers: 97.71

Key Player Injuries

No injuries to report at this time.

[G] 02/06/2014 – Lance Stephenson injured last game, Ques Friday vs. Portland ( Back )

Point Spread Pick:

It’s difficult to get by the Pacers home record of 23-2 and back a team that has lost 3 of their last 5. However, Indiana hasn’t been extending the margin on teams in recent games with only one win in their last 5 games being by greater than tonight’s current point spread.
Take the Portland Trail Blazers +6

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