Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers 2/27/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers 2/27/2020 – The Indiana Pacers host the slumping Portland Trail Blazers Thursday, looking to score back-to-back wins. NBA online picks the Pacers over the Blazers who have lost four of their last five assignments. This could have dire consequences for Portland as they try to make a go for a playoff seat. They are trying to catch up to the Grizzlies while at the same time jockeying with the Pelicans. A loss Thursday would allow New Orleans to possibly overtake them.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers 2/27/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers 2/27/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Blazers know that winning as much games as possible is necessary to fulfil their NBA playoff aspirations. But with Damian Lillard out of action, Portland may need extra effort from players like CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony. Their offense has been falling short, averaging only 109.3 points in their last three games. The Blazers are not exactly that good in defense, meaning it will be a rough match against Indiana this Thursday.
Players to watch: C. McCollum SG 55 GP 55 GS 35.9 MIN 21.9 PTS 0.6 OR 3.4 DR 4 REB 4.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.9 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 16.69 PER
H. Whiteside C 54 GP 54 GS 31.1 MIN 15.9 PTS 4 OR 10.2 DR 14.2 REB 1.3 AST 0.4 STL 3.1 BLK 1.9 TO 3 PF 0.6 AST/TO 24.75 PER
C. Anthony PF 43 GP 43 GS 32.6 MIN 15.5 PTS 1.3 OR 5.2 DR 6.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 2.9 PF 0.9 AST/TO 12.17 PER
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers are looking good, winning three of their last four assignments. They will go for their second consecutive win against the Blazers with odds definitely in their favor. Domantas Sabonis is expected to have another fine outing after producing 21 points and 15 rebounds last time out. T.J. Warren and Malcolm Brogdon will do their share as well as they face an undermanned Portland team. Their defense should hold up as well, limiting opponents to just 107.3 points per game.
Players to Watch: T.J. Warren SF 55 GP 55 GS 32.2 MIN 18.5 PTS 1 OR 2.9 DR 3.8 REB 1.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 2.7 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.46 PER
D. Sabonis PF 55 GP 55 GS 34.5 MIN 18.3 PTS 3 OR 9.5 DR 12.5 REB 4.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 3.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.85 PER
M. Brogdon PG 44 GP 44 GS 30.7 MIN 16.3 PTS 0.9 OR 3.9 DR 4.8 REB 7.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 1.9 PF 2.9 AST/TO 17.64 PER
Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers 2/27/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard PG Groin is out indefinitely
Jeremy Lamb SG ACL is out for season
Portland Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
Though the Blazers are in dire need of a win, NBA playoff lines favor the Pacers this Thursday. Indiana has gotten over the hump and are playing better on both ends of the floor. Lillard’s absence is a big blow but McCollum and Anthony could come out hot. The Pacers likely have their eyes on both, despite holding an edge in player matchups.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Blazers for this game is at +365 while the Pacers are at -444 at home.
ATS: +10.5 is given to the Blazers across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Pacers with -10.5.
TOTALs: 220 is the given total for this match with the Blazers going over and the Pacers the team under.
Score Prediction: 113 – 111 Pacers