The Indiana Pacers will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. ET on Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers are 20-40 overall and 14-17 at home, while Oklahoma City is 18-41 overall and 9-21 on the road. Indiana and Oklahoma City have each lost seven of their last eight games.
Indiana is favored by 7.5 points in the latest Pacers vs. Thunder odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 222. Before entering any Thunder vs. Pacers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Pacers vs. Thunder spread: Pacers -7.5
- Pacers vs. Thunder over-under: 222 points
What you need to know about the Pacers
Indiana snapped a seven-game losing streak right before the All-Star break, picking up a 113-108 win over Washington. The Pacers will make their return to the court on Friday night, which will mark the first game back for star Malcolm Brogdon. He has not played since Jan. 19 and has only played two games since Dec. 21 due to an Achilles injury.
It will be Brogdon's first game alongside Tyrese Haliburton, who was acquired in a deal at the trade deadline. Brogdon is averaging 18.5 points, 5.9 assists and 5.1 rebounds, while Haliburton is averaging 20.8 points, 11.0 assists and 4.3 boards. The Pacers have covered the spread at a 12-5-1 clip in their last 18 games against a team from the Western Conference.
What you need to know about the Thunder
Oklahoma City has lost seven of its last eight games, including a 124-104 setback against Phoenix in its first game back from the All-Star break. The Thunder do have a reason to be optimistic though, as star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has returned from an injury. He missed the final 10 games before the break due to a right ankle sprain.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 points on 13-of-22 shooting in the loss to the Suns on Thursday. Rookie point guard Josh Giddey has recorded triple-doubles in three of his last four games. Oklahoma City has covered the spread in six of its last seven road games.
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