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Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

There are seven games on the slate for Tuesday and perhaps the most intriguing matchup comes in Oklahoma City between the Pacers and Thunder.

These two teams boast extremely efficient offenses with several elite scorers, and the oddsmakers have factored that into the total as it's the highest total in the NBA on Tuesday.

The Thunder have been near the top of the Western Conference standings for most of the season. They have won 10 of their last 12 games and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is making a case for the MVP award. 

However, the Thunder will have their hands full with Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner, and Pascal Siakam. 

Which high-flying offense will come out on top in this anticipated high-scoring affair?

Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder betting picks and predictions

OKC Thunder -7

The Thunder are now in sole possession of first place in the Western Conference. A few losses for the Timberwolves made way for the Thunder to slip into first place, and with the way they are playing right now, they won't be easy to beat. 

They have won eight of their last 10 games and rank 4th in offensive rating and 4th in defensive rating in that span. That's even more impressive when considering some of their recent wins have come against the Suns, Clippers, and Kings.

Indiana has hit a rough patch in their schedule. The Pacers have lost four of their last seven games, and some of their losses have been to the Pelicans, Spurs, and Raptors - three teams that Indiana should beat. 

Haliburton doesn't seem to be at the same level he was before his injury, and that leaves a lot of scoring responsibility on Turner, Siakam, and Aaron Nesmith. The bottom line is the Thunder have won by at least seven points in their last 12 wins, so this steep spread shouldn't be too hard to cover.

Over 240 (-110)

It's the highest total of any NBA game on Tuesday, and it still might not be high enough. The Pacers and Thunder rank 1st and 3rd in points per game this season and have two of the most explosive offenses in the association. 

In just the last 10 games, the Thunder rank 4th in offensive rating while the Pacers rank 6th. However, the Pacers also rank in the bottom 10 in defense during that time, so that's the perfect combination for a high-scoring game.

In the last 10 games, the Thunder average 121 points per game. Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring at least 30 points a night and he is getting plenty of help from Chet Holmgren, Jalen Williams, and Lu Dort. 

Oklahoma City has been phenomenal at running the offense through SGA and letting him create the shots for his teammates, and although they have a solid defense, their offense should do enough to make this a high scoring game. It wouldn't be too surprising to see both teams score 125 points, so the over is the best choice.

Tyrese Haliburton Over 9.5 Assists (-150)

While Oklahoma City's offense runs through Gilgeous-Alexander, Indiana's attack is dictated by Haliburton. But the difference between the two is that Haliburton might be an even better passer than scorer. 

Haliburton is averaging over 20 points and 11 assists per game which makes him the focal point of the offense, and since oddsmakers expect plenty of points, that means there will also be plenty of assist opportunities.

On the road this season, Haliburton averages 11.5 assists per game. He will face a difficult Thunder defense that will try and limit his scoring impact on the game. That should provide him with the opportunities to dish it to teammates and rack up the assists. With such a high game total, Haliburton should be constantly involved in the scoring.

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Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder odds

IND Pacers

+220 ML

OKC Thunder

-270 ML

Spread

OKC -7

Total

O/U 240

Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder player props

Player Points

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

O/U 33.5

Chet Holmgren

O/U 16.5

Tyrese Haliburton

O/U 19.5

Myles Turner

O/U 16.5

Pascal Siakam

O/U 20.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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