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Thunder @ Pacers: Paul George leads OKC in his return to Indiana

Thunder @ Pacers NBA odds spreads and predictions

Paul George spent seven seasons with Indiana from 2010-17.

The Indiana Pacers got back on track at home snapping a two-game losing streak topping the New York Knicks 103-98.

Bojan Bogdanovic was sharp shooting 9-of-16 from the field for a team-high 24 points.

Darren Collison put together a near double-double with 16 points and nine assists, adding five rebounds and three steals.

Myles Turner filled up the stat sheet with a near double-double of his own scoring 15 points with nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two steals.

Thaddeus Young and Domantas Sabonis both contributed 10 points and crashed the boards; Young had six rebounds while Sabonis had seven rebounds.

Game information

When is it? Thursday March 14th

What time is tip off? 7:00 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Which channel is it on? FOX Sports

The lowdown

The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up a second straight win after defeating the Brooklyn Nets 108-96.

Russell Westbrook totaled his NBA leading 25th triple-double scoring a team-high 31 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Paul George knocked down 50 percent of his shots from the field for 25 points, adding nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks.

Steven Adams was also efficient shooting 50 percent from the field for 13 points, seven rebounds, and two steals.

Thunder @ Pacers Spread

Indiana is giving Oklahoma City 1 point in this matchup.

The Pacers' defense has been elite ranking second best in the NBA allowing 103.9 ppg, and the team has been just as impressive at home with a 26-9 record at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Oklahoma City's offense counters Indiana ranking for best in the league averaging 115.2 ppg.

With the spread set at 1 point this matchup becomes a pick em'. Expect George to have a big day playing back in Indiana, along with his counterpart Westbrook.

Take the Thunder with the points.

Thunder @ Pacers Moneyline

Like Indiana to win a back-to-back home games? Betting $115 could win profit of $100.

Think Oklahoma City will pick up a third straight win? Spending $105 would win $100 profit.

Thunder @ Pacers Over/Under

The over/under for this matchup is set at 222 points.

Final score prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 112, Indiana Pacers 102

Take the under in this game.

Where the game will be won or lost

This matchup will feature a clash between the Thunder's dynamic offense and Indiana's stout defense. With that said, both teams struggle significantly at the other team's strength.

Indiana's offense ranks 10th worst in the NBA averaging 108.2 ppg while Oklahoma City ranks 15th allowing 111.1 ppg.

Look for the Thunder to lean heavily on George and Westbrook to set the tone on both ends of the court. George leads the league in steals averaging 2.25 stlpg; Westbrook averages an NBA best 10.5 apg.

The Pacers will need Turner to make his presence felt in the post. Turner leads the league with 2.85 blkpg.

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