NBA: OKC, Pacers Betting Trends To Watch ForBy Jonathan K.
Bettors will have some Thunder and Pacers betting trends to keep an eye on tonight before they decide where to make a play.
In the big game of the evening, the Indiana Pacers will face off against the Philadelphia 76ers. Bettors are going to be gravitating towards the Pacers, as proven by early betting which pushed the original -3 point line, favoring Indiana, to an EVEN. The Pacers have an impressive 15-5 straight up record at home. Out of those 20 games, Indiana has covered in only 11 of those contests. However, with the line now EVEN Indiana just need to get the W to counter this Pacers betting trends.
The Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder would be a marquee matchup on any other night for casual fans and bettors alike. With the absence of, though, this game is getting little attention. With the Thunder covering in only one of their last five games, the 10-point home favorite spread leaves a lot of room for LA.
The trend to focus on here for bettors is the total. In the 11 games that James has been out with injury, eight of those games have hit the UNDER for the Lakers. One of those 11 games was against the Thunder earlier this month which hit the UNDER. In fact, the UNDER has cashed in four straight games when these two have faced off. The total is set at 229.5 points.