Free NBA Picks: Road Favorite Spurs To Cover ATS Against Pacers

Joe Gavazzi

Monday, March 7, 2016 4:12 PM GMT

The Spurs are back on the road for a game against the Indiana Pacers. I expect full motivation from the Spurs tonight. Come join me in this NBA pick. 

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers
Indiana is still a long way from the championship caliber teams of recent seasons. A 12-2 SU burst in December led one to believe that their “small ball” was the elixir to cure their ills of last season. But the first meeting with San Antonio, in which the Spurs’ Leonard held Paul George to only 7 points, indicates there is still a huge gap between these teams.  

Indiana clings to the 7th playoff spot in the East, tied in the loss column with the Bulls with a 33-30 SU record. Though Indiana is 18-11 SU at home, they have recently lost their previous 2 home games. This weekend the Pacers lost a 101-108 decision to emerging Charlotte, then got on track with a win at Washington Saturday night (100-99). The Pacers will be fired up to face one of the best teams in the league. The truth is that, as in recent seasons, they do not have the manpower or the ability to compete.  

There is hope! Golden St. threw in a clunker Sunday afternoon, losing 112-95 to the LA Lakers. The Warriors finally cooled knocking down just 4 of 30 triples. The loss by Golden St. means that the Spurs are just 2 ½ games behind the Warriors in their quest for the best record in the league. It’s not that the Spurs are concerned about playing on the road, where they are 23-9 SU, it is that nobody wants to visit Golden St., where the Warriors are 26-0 SU.  

 

Betting Analysis
On Saturday night, the Spurs recorded their 8th consecutive victory with a (104-94) victory vs. Sacramento. Now, they look for their 7th consecutive road win. In that victory vs. the Kings, HC Popovich rested Duncan, Green and Aldrich. The game did, however, signal the positive return from testicular surgery of Manu Ginobili. Ginobili reported high energy and no negative effects of the surgery. He scored 22 points in roughly 15 minutes of action. With all hands on deck for the Spurs, it will be no surprise they continue their dominance of tonight’s host and extend their records of 32-16 ATS as favorite of 7 or more points, including 13-6 ATS as road chalk in that price range.

I invite you to put the NBA odds boards in your favor and join me in my NBA picks on the San Antonio Spurs tonight. Don't forget to lock in some of tonight's top value plays happening in the NBA and fatten your wallet. 

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NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs -7
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes