Pacers vs. Spurs prediction, odds, line, spread, start time: 2023 NBA picks, Mar. 2 best bets from top model

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The Indiana Pacers (28-35) hit the road to take on the San Antonio Spurs (15-47) on Thursday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. San Antonio is 9-21 at home, while the Pacers are 10-20 on the road. Indiana has won two straight after knocking off the Dallas Mavericks 124-122 on Tuesday. The Spurs are riding high after snapping a 16-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 102-94 win over the Utah Jazz. Keldon Johnson (foot), Isaiah Roby (ankle), Romeo Langford (thigh), and Khem Birch (knee) are all out for San Antonio. Tyrese Haliburton (calf) is listed as questionable for Indiana.

Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET. Indiana is favored by 5 points in the latest Spurs vs. Pacers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 238. Before locking in any Pacers vs. Spurs picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the red-hot computer simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 20 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 57-30 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Spurs vs. Pacers and just locked in it picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Spurs vs. Pacers:

  • Spurs vs. Pacers spread: Spurs +5
  • Spurs vs. Pacers over/under: 238 points
  • Spurs vs. Pacers money line: San Antonio 180, Indiana -220
  • Spurs vs. Pacers picks: See picks here

Featured Game | San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers

What you need to know about the Spurs

San Antonio beat the Utah Jazz 102-94 on Tuesday. San Antonio’s small forward Keldon Johnson filled up the stat sheet, picking up 25 points. The win snapped a 16-game losing streak for Gregg Popovich’s squad.

Johnson has been ruled out for this matchup with a foot injury. Without their leading scorer, the Spurs are expected to lean heavily on the likes of Devonte’ Graham (13.4 points, 4.4 assists, 2.3 rebounds per game), Jeremy Sochan (10.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists per game), and Doug McDermott (9.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game). 

What you need to know about the Pacers

Meanwhile, it was a close one, but on Tuesday Indiana sidestepped the Dallas Mavericks for a 124-122 victory. It was another big night for Indiana’s point guard Tyrese Haliburton, who had 32 points and six assists in addition to seven rebounds.

Allowing an average of 117.5 points per game, Indiana hasn’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end, but this could be aided by the fact that Keldon Johnson will be out of action for San Antonio. Haliburton, who will be a game-time decision due to a calf strain, is averaging a double-double this season on 20.1 points and 10.1 assists per game. Center Myles Turner is also a double-double threat for Indiana with per game averages of 18.2 points and 8.0 rebounds. 

How to make Pacers vs. Spurs picks

The model has simulated Spurs vs. Pacers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Spurs vs. Pacers? And which side of the spread hits in more than 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Spurs vs. Pacers spread you need to jump on Thursday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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