Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1/2021 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1/2021 – The Indiana Pacers are still chasing for a better playoff position and they need to move quick as the season is about to end. The Oklahoma City Thunder are the next team that they will face in their schedule. Both teams are set to collide on labor day this Saturday, May 1 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena located in Oklahoma City. The game starts at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it can be seen live on TV through Bally Sports OK and Bally Sports Indiana. NBA League Pass will host both feeds through their online live streaming platform. The Indiana Pacers are expected NBA betting lines to prevail over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1/2021
Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1/2021 Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers are coming into this game on back-to-back losses and they are stuck in the ninth best record in the NBA Eastern Conference standings for quite some time now. This team has to be wary that the surging Washington Wizards are just half a game behind them and could overtake them if a loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder for their next game happens. Malcolm Brogdon has been doing his best to keep the team afloat despite the season-long injuries of their key players. Helping him is Caris LaVert who was a good mid-season pick up for the Pacers.
Players to watch: M. Brogdon PG 56 GP 56 GS 34.5 MIN 21.2 PTS 1 OR 4.2 DR 5.3 REB 5.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2 PF 2.9 AST/TO 18.18 PER
D. Sabonis PF 53 GP 53 GS 35.7 MIN 19.9 PTS 2.5 OR 9.1 DR 11.6 REB 6 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 3.4 TO 3.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 19.7 PER
C. LeVert SG 26 GP 26 GS 32.2 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.7 OR 3.8 DR 4.5 REB 4.1 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 2.3 AST/TO 16.7 PER.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder are currently the third worst team in the NBA Western Conference standings and they sit on top of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. They are very much cruising to the end of the season and preparing for the upcoming NBA draft as well. This team needs a revamp and with the number of first round picks they gathered, the healing process should begin. Lou Dort has been great for this team and he has used the minutes to polish his game against more experienced NBA teams. Darius Bazley is another player but most of the bench is stepping up as well.
Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 35 GP 35 GS 33.7 MIN 23.7 PTS 0.5 OR 4.2 DR 4.7 REB 5.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 2 PF 2 AST/TO 21.72 PER
L. Dort SF 48 GP 48 GS 29.9 MIN 14.3 PTS 0.7 OR 3 DR 3.7 REB 1.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 2.6 PF 1 AST/TO 10.9 PER
A. Horford C 28 GP 28 GS 27.9 MIN 14.2 PTS 1 OR 5.7 DR 6.7 REB 3.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1 TO 1.7 PF 3.2 AST/TO 17.52 PER.
Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1/2021 Betting Numbers
Indiana are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games.
Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is “?” Saturday vs Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala C Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Indiana
Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks
The Indiana Pacers should treat this game as a must-win situation and it is likely that they will take home the victory even as the road team. The best sportsbook has the Oklahoma City Thunder as the huge underdogs and riskier bet as well.
Moneyline: The Pacers as the favorites are having an ML of -280 while the Thunder at +230 if they win.
ATS: It is 6.5 points on the spread for this game with the Pacers getting the -6.5 while the Thunder are on the other side of the fence with +6.5.
TOTALs: 224.5 points is the total for both teams to reach with the Thunder going under and the Pacers are over.
Score Prediction: 117 – 107, Pacers