San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers Against The Spread Pick
- Updated: March 31, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Monday March 31, 2014, NBA TV
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana Pacers host the San Antonio Spurs in a non-conference match up.
In their last games: The Spurs beat the New Orleans Hornets 96-80 and the Pacers lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-76.
In their win over the Hornets the Spurs jumped out to a 28-point halftime lead and they played great defense holding the Pelicans to a FG% of 39.5%.
In their loss to the Cavaliers the Pacers were down 13 points at halftime, only shot 37.2% from the floor, and they committed 15 turnovers.
Earlier this season in San Antonio the Pacers beat the Spurs111-100.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games between these 2 teams.
In the last 10 games between these 2 teams in Indiana the total has gone Over 8 times.
The Spurs have won 17 straight while the Pacers have lost 2 in a row and are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Point Spread: San Antonio -4.5
Total Line: 190.5
Money Line: Spurs -200 / Pacers +170
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
San Antonio Spurs: 57-16 SU 40-33 ATS
Indiana Pacers: 52-22 SU 35-38-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• SA is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games.
• SA is 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
• SA has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
• IND is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.
• IND is 4-21-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
• IND has an Under record of 13-3 in their last 16 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
San Antonio Spurs: 98.29
Indiana Pacers: 93.6
Key Player Injuries
[G] 03/30/2014 – Danny Green “?” Monday vs. Indiana ( Foot )
[F] 03/25/2014 – Matt Bonner out indefinitely ( Calf )
[C] 03/20/2014 – Andrew Bynum out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 03/26/2014 – C.J. Watson out indefinitely ( Hamstring )
Against The Spread Pick:
Sure the Pacers have been great at home this season and some may overlook the current 2-5 run with the argument that they did win both home games. We won’t be in that group. Indiana just can’t score right now failing to reach 80 points in 4 of their last 5. They now play the red hot Spurs who have won 17 straight with many in blowout fashion and each by more than tonight’s allotted handicap and are on a 10-1 ATS run. The Pacers are on a bankroll destroying 2-16 against the spread funk. Take the San Antonio Spurs -4.5.