In tonight’s interconference contest, the Los Angeles Clippers (26-26, 26-26 ATS) are aiming to defeat the Indiana Pacers (18-33, 25-24-2 ATS); NBA picks are posted here. Will the Pacers beat the Clippers for the first time since Feb. 7, 2019? Along with the starting lineups, our top NBA picks and betting trends are available below.
Clippers vs Pacers Game Information
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse; Indianapolis, Indiana
Clippers vs Pacers NBA Picks and Betting Odds
All Clippers vs Pacers betting odds can be found at BetOnline
Point spread: Clippers +2 (-110) | Pacers -2 (-110)
Best moneyline: Clippers +105 | Pacers -125
Over/Under: 221 (-110)
Los Angeles Clippers Injury Report
PF Nicolas Batum (questionable) | SF Paul George (out indefinitely) | SF Kawhi Leonard (out indefinitely) | PG Jason Preston (questionable)
Indiana Pacers Injury Report
SF T.J. Warren (out indefinitely) | PG T.J. McConnell (out indefinitely) | C Myles Turner (out indefinitely) | PG Malcolm Brogdon (out indefinitely) | C Goga Bitadze (questionable) | SF Oshae Brissett (questionable)
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Additionally, in the Clippers’ 115-90 road win over the Hornets on Sunday, Reggie Jackson and Brandon Boston Jr. each scored 19 points. Luke Kennard added one more double-double to his career total, too, amassing 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 27 minutes played. Los Angeles has won five of its previous 10 games. After winning their 11th contest on the road this season, the team is now 11-14 away, 15-12 at home, and 14-11 ATS on the road.
As for the Pacers, on Saturday, in their 132-105 road loss versus the Mavericks, Duane Washington Jr. led his team in scoring. He accumulated 22 points in 25 minutes spent on the court. Center Domantas Sabonis ended his performance with another double-double, finishing with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 8.0 assists in 29 minutes played. Indiana has won only three of its last 10 contests. Now, the team is 12-13 at home, 6-20 away and 13-11-1 ATS at home.
According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Clippers have a 52.6% chance of winning.
Pertaining to other head-to-head rematches, in the past five meetings, the Clippers are a perfect 5-0 against the Pacers. On Jan. 17, 2021, the first meeting during this regular season, Los Angeles won 139-133 at Staples Center. So, the Pacers have not defeated them since Feb. 7, 2019, when they won 116-92 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
On another subject, after the Mavs defeated the Pacers on Saturday, head coach Rick Carlisle was filled with emotions. During the post-game press conference, he told reporters, “It’s hard to reconcile the whole thing in one moment like that, but it was very nice.” Coach Carlisle will always be welcomed at American Airlines Center. The Mavs won their first championship under his leadership back in 2011.
“It’s hard to reconcile the whole thing in one moment like that, but it was very nice.”
On Rick Carlisle’s memorable return to Dallas, where he won a championship and created lifelong friendships with many:https://t.co/J31kBfMoEr
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 30, 2022
Clippers vs Pacers NBA Betting Trends | NBA Picks
- Los Angeles is 7-1 ATS in the team’s past eight games.
- The Clippers are also 4-2 SU in their last six contests played.
- And, the Clippers are 5-0 SU in their previous five matchups versus the Pacers.
- On the other side, the total has gone over in five of Indiana’s past six games.
- Plus, the total has gone under in six of the Pacers’ last seven contests played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse against the Clippers.
- Lastly, Indiana is 1-6 SU in its previous seven home games.
Projected Los Angeles Clippers Starting Lineup
PG Amir Coffey | SG Reggie Jackson | SF Terance Mann | PF Marcus Morris Sr. | C Ivica Zubac
Projected Indiana Pacers Starting Lineup
PG Chris Duarte | SG Caris LeVert | SF Torrey Craig | PF Justin Holiday | C Domantas Sabonis
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Furthermore, when comparing these teams’ betting statistics, Los Angeles is 16-11 as a favorite, 10-14 as an underdog and 14-11 ATS away, while Indiana is 11-13 as a favorite, 7-20 as an underdog and 13-11-1 ATS at home. Since the Pacers have not beaten the Clippers in almost three full seasons, Los Angeles should be favored on the road in this rematch, right? Oddsmakers think otherwise. Despite the injuries, Indiana is entering this matchup as a two-point favorite at home.
And, the Clippers still have two notable stars listed out indefinitely: Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Some gamblers are not anticipating the Pacers to beat the Clippers anytime soon, though. In other words, if you’re feeling lucky, stick with the Pacers. However, all things considered, think about picking the Clippers to win again, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 221. If you have never placed a bet, read our handicap betting guide. Other NBA Picks are on the main page.
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