The Thunder Look To Keep Their Momentum Going In Indiana

Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:09 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 2:09 PM UTC

The Thunder will take on the Pacers in a return for Paul George to Indiana, but there will be eyes on Rusell Westbrook's interaction with fans on the road once again this week.

<h2 style="text-align:center">Oklahoma City (42-26 SU, 36-32 ATS) at Indiana (43-25 SU, 33-34-1 ATS)</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Thursday 7 P.M. ET<br />Free NBA Pick: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/oklahoma-city-thunder-vs-indiana-pacers-3568877/odds/" target="_blank" title="Oklahoma - Indiana Betting Odds">Thunder ATS</a><br />Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4452&amp;book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook!">Heritage</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3568877, "sportsbooksIds":[238,1096,169,19,999996], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>The Indiana Pacers, having rediscovered their groove after Victor Oladipo's season-ending injury, will look for their sixth consecutive victory when they host the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. Pacers ready to face the Thunder and former player Paul George who starred for the Pacers for seven seasons before the trade that sent him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2017 offseason.</p><p>Lately, George hadn't looked like himself as he returned from a right shoulder injury that kept him out for three games before he broke out Wednesday night in a Thunder home win over Brooklyn leading into Thursday's game at Indiana. Oklahoma City comes into the game having won two consecutive games and four of six. The game is one of just five road games for the Thunder down the stretch.</p><p>During George's first return to Indiana since the trade, he was just 3 of 14 from the floor with 12 points in December 2017, though the Thunder were able to escape with the win. It's still a big game for Indiana.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"und\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;El 48 // Thunder v. Nets&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We proudly celebrated Hispanic Heritage Night as part of Noches Éne-Bé-A. &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/nGz9mQeejU\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/nGz9mQeejU&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/okcthunder/status/1106198714920644608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;14 de março de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>The teams haven't played yet this season, with Indiana's visit to Oklahoma City scheduled March 27. The Pacers are coming off a Tuesday home win over the Knicks. The game is the last at home before a four-game road trip among Western Conference playoff teams.</p><p>Indiana has lost five of their last eight and just one of their 11 wins since Oladipo’s season-ending injury in late January has come against a team that is currently .500 of better.</p><p>But the Pacers have still managed to hold onto the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference heading into Thursday's game, going 11-6 since a four-game losing streak in the immediate aftermath of Oladipo's injury. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" target="_blank" title="Live NBA Odds Board">The Thunder are 19-17 ATS on the road</a> this season and have a clear advantage heading into Indiana and playing the shorthanded Pacers. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" target="_blank" title="More NBA Picks">Smart money will bet on the Thunder to cover</a> the spread against Indiana.</p>
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