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The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Indiana Pacers at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at the Paycom Center. Oklahoma City is 14-33 overall and 8-15 at home, while Indiana is 17-32 overall and 5-19 on the road. The Thunder are on a six-game losing streak and the Pacers are on a three-game skid. 

Oklahoma City is favored by one point in the latest Thunder vs. Pacers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 218. Before entering any Pacers vs. Thunder picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 58-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Thunder vs. Pacers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Thunder vs. Pacers:

  • Thunder vs. Pacers spread: Thunder -1
  • Thunder vs. Pacers over-under: 218 points
Featured Game | Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Indiana Pacers

What you need to know about the Thunder

Oklahoma City is on a six-game losing streak and has lost 13 of its last 15 games overall following a 111-110 setback against Chicago on Monday. The Thunder have lost four of those six games by seven points or fewer, so they have been competitive. They have covered the spread at a 13-5-2 clip over their last 20 games. 

Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has led the team in scoring in seven of its last eight games. He is averaging 23.0 points and 5.5 assists overall this season, while Luguentz Dort is adding 16.1 points. The Thunder are 10-1-2 ATS in their last 13 games against an Eastern Conference opponent. 

What you need to know about the Pacers

Indiana is coming off an awful performance, allowing team records for points allowed and 3-pointers allowed in a 158-126 loss to Charlotte. The Pacers have now lost three straight games and 13 of their last 16 overall. They are returning to Oklahoma City, where they dealt the Thunder the largest margin of defeat at home in NBA history in a 152-95 win last May. 

However, Indiana has been without three of its top four scorers recently. Myles Turner (foot) and Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) will remain out, while Domantas Sabonis (foot) has been upgraded to questionable. The Pacers have covered the spread in four of their last six games against the Thunder. 

How to make Pacers vs. Thunder picks

The model has simulated Thunder vs. Pacers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Pacers vs. Thunder? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks. 

Source: CBSSports.com

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