Pacers vs Thunder Game Breakdown & Projections – Tue, Mar 12th 2024

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Indiana Pacers

Pacers

36W-29L

Indiana Pacers

March 12, 2024

08:00PM EST

Odds: 241.5 o/u

Thunder

45W-19L

Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder

Alright, hoop-heads, it’s game night! The hard-charging Indiana Pacers, boasting a respectable 36-29 record, are rolling into the Thunderdome, otherwise known as Paycom Center, to face the Western conference’s reigning titans, the Oklahoma City Thunder, sitting pretty at 45-19. As the sun sets at 08:00PM EST, these two Goliaths will clash, with the Pacers playing catch-up in the East, 6 games behind, while the Thunder are holding their ground, unbeaten in the West. The bookies are having a field day with this one, setting the over/under at a whopping 241.5, with the Pacers at a 6.5 underdog and the Thunder at -6.5. Both teams are riding the wave of recent victories, with the Thunder having thunderstruck the Grizzlies 124-93, and the Pacers pacifying the Magic with a 111-97 win. So, fans, get ready for a night of electrifying action where the Thunder will try to strike and the Pacers will attempt to set the pace. It’s not just a storm brewing; it’s a full-fledged hoops hurricane!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 12, 2024 08:00PM EST
Location: Paycom Center, Oklahoma City

Vegas Odds

IND ML OKL ML Over/Under Line
Open +220 -270 238.5 6.5/-6.5
Recent +195 -235 241.5 6.0/-6.0
Difference -25 +35 +3.0

Team Performance

ind Team Logo
LAST 10
6W-4L
AWAY
16W-16L

33.9% Win Probability

okl Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
HOME
25W-5L

66.1% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
03/31/23 Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 32 29 33 23 117 Under
Indiana Pacers IND 36 29 25 31 121
01/18/23 Indiana Pacers IND 20 24 29 33 106 Under
Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 36 22 42 26 126
02/25/22 Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 29 40 23 31 6 129 Over
Indiana Pacers IND 36 25 32 30 2 125
01/28/22 Indiana Pacers IND 29 22 22 27 13 113 Under
Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 30 24 26 20 10 110

Pacers Vs Over/Under

Thunder Vs Over/Under

Pacers Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/10 vs ORL 111-97W 46 20 12 81
03/07 @ MIN 111-113L 39 26 15 82
03/05 vs DAL 137-120W 43 34 8 94
03/03 vs SAS 105-117L 42 20 10 93
03/01 vs NOP 102-129L 44 25 16 95
02/28 @ NOP 123-114W 50 34 8 102
02/26 @ TOR 122-130L 43 27 10 100
02/25 @ DAL 133-111W 46 38 12 93
02/22 @ DET 129-115W 42 36 13 95
02/14 vs TOR 127-125W 39 32 8 97

Thunder Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/10 @ MEM 124-93W 46 36 10 94
03/08 @ MIA 107-100W 45 28 9 89
03/06 vs POR 128-120W 39 23 18 75
03/04 vs LAL 104-116L 38 22 10 94
03/03 vs PHX 118-0W 41 21 5 31
02/29 vs SAS 118-132L 37 20 10 89
02/27 @ HOU 112-95W 55 19 13 93
02/25 vs HOU 123-110W 48 30 9 98
02/23 @ WAS 147-106W 56 30 15 92
02/22 @ LAC 129-107W 44 24 12 91

Starting Lineups

Pacers Notable Injuries

  • Bennedict Mathurin (SF): Avg: 14.9pts, 4.1reb, 2.0ast, 26.2 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 4.5
  • Doug McDermott (SF): Avg: 5.8pts, 1.0reb, 1.2ast, 14.9 minutes. Last game: 02/26/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Oscar Tshiebwe (C): Avg: 3.2pts, 2.0reb, 0.2ast, 5.2 minutes. Last game: 03/01/24. Impact: 1.3
  • James Johnson (PF): Avg: 1.0pts, 0.7reb, 1.0ast, 5.3 minutes. Last game: 03/01/24. Impact: 1.2
  • Kendall Brown (SG/SF): Avg: 1.2pts, 0.2reb, 0.2ast, 3.6 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 0.4

Thunder Notable Injuries

  • Bismack Biyombo (C): Avg: 4.6pts, 5.5reb, 1.5ast, 21.5 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 1.3
  • Jaylin Williams GTD (C): Avg: 4.0pts, 3.3reb, 1.3ast, 12.7 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 2.3
  • Mike Muscala (C): Avg: 3.7pts, 2.8reb, 0.8ast, 13.5 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 1.3
  • Ousmane Dieng (PF): Avg: 4.0pts, 1.7reb, 1.1ast, 11.3 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 1.4
  • Olivier Sarr (C): Avg: 2.6pts, 2.5reb, 0.1ast, 7.0 minutes. Last game: 03/04/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Keyontae Johnson (SG/SF): Avg: 1.2pts, 1.1reb, 0.4ast, 7.4 minutes. Last game: 02/27/24. Impact: 0.6

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Pacers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #23 #28 #13 #25 9.0%
PF #2 #2 #27 #2 -14.5%
PG #17 #19 #1 #5 -10.4%
SF #21 #24 #30 #26 10.2%
SG #29 #24 #3 #23 5.1%

Thunder Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #18 #20 #19 #15 -1.6%
PF #26 #25 #29 #28 11.4%
PG #2 #25 #3 #2 -23.8%
SF #8 #1 #24 #5 -11.2%
SG #20 #12 #4 #13 -3.4%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
118.4
122.0
Rebounds per Game
42.4
42.9
Assists per Game
29.4
25.9
Steals per Game
7.6
8.9
Blocks per Game
5.8
7.4
Shots per Game
92.3
84.5
3-Pointers Made per Game
11.9
13.8
2-Pt Percentage per Game
56.6
56.7
3-Pt Percentage per Game
35.7
40.8
Turnovers per Game
11.2
10.9
Fouls per Game
18.5
17.8

Recent Trends

  • Isaiah Jackson (C): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 34.4% to 11.8, 18.1 min average previous 3 games.
  • Quenton Jackson (PG/SG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 85.8% to 27.5, 14.8 min average previous 3 games.
  • Aaron Nesmith (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 38.1% to 29.9, 21.6 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Thunder have a 2-game winning streak at home.
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