Chris Duarte (ankle) and Daniel Theis are missed by Indiana (knee). While Damian Lillard (calf), Josh Hart (ankle), and Drew Eubanks (hip) are all uncertain to play, Portland is without Gary Payton II (conditioning) and Nassir Little (hip) and is also without Gary Payton II (conditioning) and Nassir Little (hip).
Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers vs Portland TrailBlazers Match Details
Fixture: Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date and Time: Sunday, December 4 at 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers Key Stats
Indiana (12-10) has lost two straight games while giving up a ton of points. Indiana lost convincingly to the Utah Jazz on Friday, 139-119, following a lopsided setback of 137-114 at the hands of the Sacramento Kings. Utah triumphed late in the second quarter thanks to a 17-0 run after Indiana permitted the Jazz to score freely.
At Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Indiana made 12-of-34 three-point attempts and shot 43.5% overall. Myles Turner, who had 18 points and four rebounds, was one of seven players to reach the double-digit scoring mark. Tyrese Haliburton contributed 14 points, six rebounds, and four assists, while rookie Andrew Nembhard recorded a double-double of 13 points and ten assists.
The games on Saturday night were not included in the study, and the 11-11 Trail Blazers traveled to the Utah Jazz in an effort to snap a three-game losing streak. The Trail Blazers were destroyed by the Los Angeles Lakers 128–109 last Wednesday after losing to the Brooklyn Nets 111–97 away from home and the Los Angeles Clippers 118–112 at home.
Against Purple and Gold, Portland made 46.7% of its field goals and 33.3% of its triples. Jerami Grant led the way with 27 points on 10-for-23 field goal shooting. Justise Winslow added 21 points, five rebounds, and four assists to Anfernee Simmons' 22 points and eight assists.
Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers Starting 5s
Point Guard - Tyrese Haliburton | Shooting Guard - Aaron Nesmith | Small Forward - Buddy Hield | Power Forward - Jalen Smith | Center - Myles Turner
Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Prediction
Even though Portland will be tired on the second night of a back-to-back, assuming Lillard plays, I would pick the hosts to win. Portland has more than enough firepower to fully exploit Indiana's defensive shortcomings, and the Pacers have recently played horrible defense.
Anfernee Simmons, who has made 40.4% of his 3-point attempts over the past ten games, is someone to keep an eye on.
Pick: Portland -3 (-110)