*10* NBA TOTAL OF THE WEEK (Power Sports) ~ PERFECT 4-0 NBA IN DECEMBER!
Indiana vs. Oklahoma City,
12/04/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 107 - 100
Total: -110/+210 Over
10* Over Pacers/Thunder (8:05 ET): Indiana has cemented itself as one of the top six teams in the Eastern Conference by winning 13 of 17. After taking a rare loss on Saturday (119-116 at Philadelphia), they bounced back w/ a relatively easy 117-104 victory over a bad Memphis team. That was also their 6th win in the L7 games, a stretch that has seen them shoot the ball very well. What's remarkable about the offensive effort is that they are lacking in a "go-to" scorer. (Victor Oladipo still out). Can they hot shooting continue tonight in OKC? I think so. Take the Over.
Over those last seven games, the Pacers have scored at least 111 points six times. They are shooting above 50% in the last five. While some might be looking at tonight as the game where they finally "cool off," Oklahoma City is not all that impressive defensively. Twice in the last five games, the Thunder allowed 130 points. While they are coming off a pair of Unders against New Orleans (won both games), look for something different here. There's a notable increase in offense when OKC is at home. They average 111.7 PPG on 48.1% shooting, including 37.1% from 3-pt range.
That uptick offense should lead to a vastly different result from what we saw in Indiana last month when these teams met. In a 111-85 Pacers' rout, the teams combined to miss 35 of 48 three-point attempts. The Thunder shot just 35.8% for the game. The increase in offense that I'm anticipating tonight may not mean a win for the Thunder, but they should at least "hold their own" when it comes to scoring. This total is a lot lower than either game vs. the Pelicans. The L6 head to head meetings have all gone Under, but this one changes that. 10* Over Pacers/Thunder