Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Monday, November 1, 2021
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Where to Watch: BSN
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Spurs +3.5, Pacers -3.5; Over/Under: NL points
Bet365: Point Spread: Spurs NL, Pacers NL; Over/Under: NL points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Spurs +3.5, Pacers -3.5; Over/Under: NL points
San Antonio Spurs: 2-4 (3rd place, Southwest Division)
Indiana Pacers: 1-6 (5th place, Central Division)
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San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers Preview and Analysis
San Antonio Spurs: 2-4 last 10
Indiana Pacers: 1-6 last 10
San Antonio Spurs Analysis
The Spurs are coming into this game with a 2-4 record overall and they are 1-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. After winning their first game of the season, the Spurs went on a 4 game losing streak that they just snapped in their last game with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Spurs won that game 102-93 in a game that was back and forth in the first half but once they came out of halftime the Spurs built up a steady lead in the second half and were able to maintain it winning the game. Dejounte Murray led the team in points with 23 in that game while Derrick White was next on the team with 17 points. Murray also led the team in assists in that game with 9 while Keldon Johnson led the team in rebounds. Their offense is averaging 108.7 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 107 PPG against them. The Spurs opened their last game as a 9.5 point underdog with that line closing around 7 points while the point total opened at 224 and closed around 223.5 points. The Spurs not only covered the spread in that game but they won it straight up on the moneyline as a +215 underdog while the game stayed under the total with 195 points.
Indiana Pacers Analysis
The Pacers are coming into this game with a 1-6 record overall and they are 1-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The Pacers have won just 1 game this season and have gone on a 4 game losing streak coming into this game since that win. They lost their last game to the Toronto Raptors 97-94 in a close game that they led in the first half but let it slip away from them in the second half just barely losing that one. Domantas Sabonis led the team in points in that game with 22 while Justin Holiday off the bench was next on the team with 16 points. There was not really a big offensive effort from either team in that loss for them. T.J. McConnell led the team in assists in that game with 7 while Sabonis led the team in rebounds with 14. Their offense is averaging 108.4 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 112.6 PPG against them. The Pacers opened their last game as a 3.5 point favorite with that line closing around 3 while the point total opened at 216 and closed around 213 points. The Pacers not only did not cover the spread in that game but they lost it straight up on the moneyline cashing the +125 for the Raptors while the game stayed under the total with 191 total points.
Spurs vs Pacers Prediction
The Spurs are coming into this game as a 3.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Spurs have been playing better in their recent games and will be riding high coming into this one after a big upset on the road against the Bucks. The Pacers were just upset at home by the Raptors who are not very good and the Pacers just have not been playing well since the season started. The best bet to place in this game is on the Spurs to cover the spread here as they have a chance to even win this game.
Spurs Pacers Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Monday, November 1, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Spurs 106 Pacers 97.
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NBA Betting Trends
San Antonio Spurs: 1165-1034 ATS in all games. 227-215 ATS as a road underdog. 571-525 ATS in road games. 166-147 ATS in November games. 374-312 ATS in the first half of the season. 146-138 ATS against Central division opponents. 395-321 ATS after a non-conference game.
Indiana Pacers: 1048-1062 O/U in all games. 501-544 O/U in home games. 143-165 O/U in November games. 341-350 O/U in the first half of the season. 79-84 O/U against Southwest division opponents.
San Antonio Spurs: D. Cacok (PF) Ques Mon - Personal. D. McDermott (SF) Ques Mon - Knee injury. Z. Collins (PF) Late Dec - Ankle injury.
Indiana Pacers: M. Brogdon (SG) Ques Mon - Hamstring injury. C. Duarte (SG) Ques Mon - Knee injury. I. Jackson (PF) Out indefinitely - Knee injury.
"I love having the ball, no matter what. I take pride in being a pass-first point guard, but also being ready when my number is called. I'm thankful for my team to be confident in me, just like I'm confident in them." - Dejounte Murray after their win against the Bucks on the road.
"It's the NBA, it's not supposed to be easy. If it was, I'd be pulling guys off the street. It's a tough, tough league. ... We played hard. We just need to play better." - Rick Carlisle after their loss to the Raptors.
San Antonio Spurs
PG Dejounte Murray
SG Derrick White
SF Devin Vassell
PF Keldon Johnson
C Jakob Poeltl
PG Malcolm Brogdon
SG Chris Duarte
SF Caris LeVert
PF Domantas Sabonis
C Myles Turner
San Antonio Spurs
PPG: D. Murray (17.8)
APG: D. Murray (8.8)
Reb/G: J. Poeltl (10.3)
PPG: M. Brogdon (23.4)
APG: M. Brogdon (7)
Reb/G: D. Sabonis (11.1)
San Antonio Spurs: Gregg Popovich (26th season)
Indiana Pacers: Rick Carlisle (1st season)