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NBA Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Indiana Pacers

Jeff GrantContributor IApril 5, 2013

NBA Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Indiana Pacers

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-4 on the road against Eastern Conference opponents this season, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Friday night as they prepare to take on the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    Sports bettors will find that the Thunder are three-point underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 191 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Oklahoma City Thunder

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last six games, including a 100-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs as 7.5-point home favorites on Thursday night.

    Sports bettors will find that the underdog is 12-4 against the spread in the last 16 meetings between the Thunder and Indiana Pacers. 

Indiana Pacers

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    The Indiana Pacers have won five games in a row, including a 109-106 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers as five-point road underdogs on Monday night.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Pacers are 3-12 against the spread as home favorites of three points or less. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Oklahoma City Thunder as one of their NBA picks on Friday night, as the Indiana Pacers are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games versus teams with a winning record.

    NBA Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +3

     

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