Indiana Pacers (23-17) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10-29)
Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 1/19/24 -The upcoming NBA clash between the Indiana Pacers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, January 19, 2024, is set to be an intriguing contest. The Pacers, with a solid 23-17 record, will face the struggling Trail Blazers, who stand at 10-29. This game, scheduled for 10:00 PM ET at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, promises to be a fascinating encounter, with fans looking for NBA no-cost picks to guide their predictions and wagers. The game will be broadcasted on ROOT Sports NW, offering a wide audience the chance to witness this match-up.
The Indiana Pacers have had a stellar start to the 2018-19 NBA season. Averaging 125.6 points per game and boasting an efficient field goal percentage of 50.8% as well as potency beyond the arc with 38.1% three-point success, their 31 assists per game indicate an efficient offensive machine which excels in ball movement and creating scoring opportunities; yet with 13.1 turnovers per game and 22.6 fouls per game they may offer some vulnerabilities that opponents could exploit.
Trail Blazers: They’ve had an up and down season. Averaging 107.3 points per game on 43.1% field goal percentage, they trail the Pacers in terms of offensive efficiency; their three-point shooting percentage sits at 35.57% which may help counterbalance some of their scoring ability but is insufficient against their high scoring opponent. Although rebounding numbers might lag behind that of Pacers’, Trail Blazers do excel with slightly more rebound per game and better turnover rate (14.5 per game) and fouls per game (206) which must be addressed.
Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 1/19/24 Game Info
|Friday, January 19, 2024 at 10:00 PM ET
|Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
|ROOT Sports NW
|NBA League Pass
Myles Turner (c) vs. Anfernee Simons (SG)
Myles Turner has been an indispensable player for the Pacers this season. Averaging 27.4 minutes and 17.2 points per game, Turner makes his presence felt both offensively and defensively (1.9 blocks per game), but may run into foul trouble due to 3.2 fouls per game – something which may become an issue going forward.
Anfernee Simons, the Trail Blazers shooting guard, has been an impressive performer despite their team’s struggles. Averaging 32.7 minutes and 23.1 points per game, Simons provides significant offensive threats. His assist-to-turnover ratio of 2 is noteworthy and will need to be at his best against Indiana’s defense.
Turner and Simons will face off in an intense battle of defense versus offense, pitting Turner’s ability to protect the rim against Simons’ scoring prowess; these individuals’ performances could ultimately determine the game’s result.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds and point spreads for this game are yet to be released, but they will play a crucial role in shaping betting strategies.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers have shown their dominance against the spread, not only winning games but also covering betting lines in recent games. Their road game performance against the spread is notable as is their tendency for games to go over in total points scored – further evidence that offensive dominance.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
Recent performance by the Trail Blazers has been dismal, both in terms of wins and points spread performance. Their inconsistency will be key factor for bettors when considering them against an impressive Pacers side.
Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 1/19/24 Betting Picks
Based on analysis, it appears that the Pacers may hold an edge in this matchup due to their strong offensive play and efficient scoring ability, giving them an edge against the Trail Blazers. However, don’t underestimate their rebounding prowess or home court advantage!
Given their offensive dominance and defensive shortcomings, the Pacers may be the superior pick. Prop bets focusing on individual performances like Myles Turner’s blocks or Anfernee Simons’ points may prove lucrative; and their high-scoring games could force Blazers into taking an over/under stance to keep pace.
Premium experts’ picks would likely favor the Pacers due to their stronger overall performance and recent form. However, the unpredictability of the NBA means that the Blazers, with the support of their home crowd and key performances, could potentially cause an upset.
Free Pick and Prediction: Indiana Pacers 122, Portland Trail Blazers 108.